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Eco3.24 CHUM Community Leadership VISTA
Help develop and improve on opportunities people with lived experience of homelessness to provide feedback, accountability and leadership within CHUM and across the homeless response system in Duluth. CHUM is the largest nonprofit safety net in Northeastern Minnesota. Now in its 50th year, CHUM serves over 8,000 low-income, homeless and hungry individuals a year through its shelter, drop-in center, warming centers, permanent housing programs, and food shelves. It is also a founding partner and fiscal agent for Stepping on Up, a 14-agency collaborative effort to end street homelessness in the Duluth area. Our VISTA member will focus on research, engagement, and leadership development to ensure that CHUM and Stepping On Up programs are in alignment with best practices and responsive to the experiences and leadership of people who are unhoused. The goal of Stepping On Up is to achieve functional zero street homelessness in the Duluth area. Our VISTA member will improve organizational capacity by developing ongoing systems of feedback, accountability and leadership that ensure people personally impacted by homelessness are helping to drive existing and emerging housing and shelter programs toward best outcomes. The VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings.
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Member Duties : *Best practice research -Research emerging best practices for emergency shelters and housing programs -Identify a community with innovative and effective responses to homelessness for a site visit -Organize and implement site visit, including area providers and people with lived experience of homelessness -Prepare report on the site visit and research to share with Chum and Stepping On Up leadership *Focus groups and lived experience council -Engage people with lived experience of homelessness in focus groups and surveys about the existing homeless response system in Duluth -Compile results of focus groups to share with Chum and Stepping On Up leadership -Identify individuals to serve on a lived experience council to provide feedback on Stepping On Up -Work with the lived experience council to build a self-sustaining model of facilitation and leadership *Implement strategies for client feedback and leadership within Chum
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Capacity building . 
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Eco3.24 CHUM Community Leadership VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/12/2024  -   08/08/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2024  To  08/01/2024 

Contact Philip Duket
2014 W 3rd St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 122803


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