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NYC Consumer Advocacy Project
 
 
 
As a NYC Consumer Advocacy Project Coordinator you will expand economic and racial justice in NYC by implementing and supporting legal services programs for low-income NYers facing debt collection through the courts. This work has an economic and racial justice dimension given demonstrated and significant racial disparities in consumer debt collection. You will work with Feerick Center leadership and staff to continue building the Center’s CLARO Programs: recruit, train, and support attorney, student, and other volunteers; help improve data collection/tracking through technology; and develop innovative ways to solicit feedback from volunteers and community members. This dynamic project will give you the opportunity to work closely with attorneys, law students, and members of the communities we serve. Ideal candidates are committed to justice, have volunteer management skills, and enjoy working with a diverse set of individuals, communities, and volunteers.
 
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Member Duties : The Feerick Center (FC) works with law students, alumni & partners on social justice efforts & is committed to recruiting & retaining a diverse team. FC’s economic justice CLARO Programs provide limited-scope legal services to unrepresented low-income NYers facing credit card debt collection through court-based CLARO Programs. Volunteer consumer law experts, attorneys & students serve CLARO clients. As the VISTA, you will be involved in expanding/enhancing technology-driven in-person & remote CLARO. You will help plan all aspects of clinics. This position is a part of FC’s 6-member VISTA cadre. The position is ideal for someone interested in careers in public interest law or public policy. FC VISTAs must live within commuting distance (1.5 hrs) of Manhattan, NY before their service start date. This opportunity requires mandatory in-person service 3 days per week(potentially including some evening hours), which may vary based on programming. 2 days can be by teleservice.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Work-Issued Laptop, Unlimited MetroCard ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
None
 
Skills :
Google Suite ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Law ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NYC Consumer Advocacy Project

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  03/05/2024  To  06/30/2024 

Contact Johanna Ocana
150 W 62 St.
New York   NY   10023
2126367046
jocana1@fordham.edu

Listing ID 121975


       

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