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AZ Refugee Resettlement - Employment Accelerator
 
 
 
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) VISTA Project’s mission is to support refugees’ effective resettlement in Arizona. Refugees face a wide variety of difficult challenges in achieving self-sufficiency. These challenges include such issues as becoming familiar with their new country, securing an affordable place to live, learning about resources available to assist them in resettlement, finding and retaining employment, acquiring a new language and learning how to access/use public services, such as transportation and technology. The Technology and Transportation Employment Accelerator VISTA will be housed at the Welcome to America Project in Phoenix. The purpose of the assignment is to increase the volume of refugees utilizing bikes and computers as employment tools. The VISTA will create a systematic, sustainable approach to collection, preparation and distribution of bicycles and computers for long-standing and effective use for refugees. Success will also require expansion of donor, volunteer and recipient base for bikes and computers for refugees. Evidence is clear that if one has increased technological resources and transportation options the pool of potential employers is expanded. As the second year of the VISTA project, WTAP would like to continue expanding networks, continue to build a sustainable program to reach a large percentage of refugees, which will enhance refugee job attainment.
 
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Member Duties : The Technology and Transportation Employment Accelerator VISTA will systematize and expand the Welcome To America Project (WTAP) approach to collection, preparation and distribution of computers and bicycles for long-standing and effective use for refugees. The overall goal is to expand refugee employment possibilities by eliminating two critical barriers - limited access to transportation and technology - that reduce the quantity and quality of viable employment pursuits. In addition to establishment of efficiency and metrics-driven protocols, success will require expansion of donor and skilled volunteer networks. Success will also require expansion of referral network (conduits to refugee recipients) to increase the volume of refugees utilizing bikes and computers as employment tools. Achievement will be enhanced by providing refugees with more tools and resources to use and maintain bikes and computers effectively over a long period of time to their fullest potential.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Counseling ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
AZ Refugee Resettlement - Employment Accelerator

Program Start/End Date
04/11/2022  -   04/10/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARIZONA   Phoenix/Mesa  

Accepting Applications
From  12/29/2021  To  04/30/2022 

Contact Joelle Grande
1789 W Jefferson St
Phoenix   AZ   85007
480-647-2309
jgrand@azdes.gov

Listing ID 94256


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