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CCNYPA SUNY Buffalo State College VISTA
The projects coordinated and implemented by the VISTA member will impact economic opportunity, food security, and education programs in an area of Buffalo where poverty is more than 35% and in a Census tract directly outside of the campus where the poverty rate is 65%. In this neighborhood, the racial makeup insists that racial justice efforts are integrated into all project focuses, as 34% are Black/African-American, 24% white, 21% Hispanic, and 20% Asian. Buffalo State’s involvement as one of only 35 higher education institutions involved in the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities/Democracy Collaborative Anchor Learning Network provides us with an opportunity to make significant progress to institutionalize the anchor mission on our campus and be leaders in transforming the national perception of higher education. The VISTA member will work under the guidance of the Anchor Institution Committee, to implement an Anchor District to include the college, nonprofit organizations, physical resources, and business partnerships; and to support civic engagement work that serves low-income residents utilizing post-secondary students and community volunteers.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : -VISTA member will develop and support Anchor mission initiatives focused on economic development; community building; education; and health, safety, and environment of Buffalo's west side community. -VISTA member will work to leverage the college's economic and intellectual resources to create a healthier west side community. This will include programming to support financially secure households, linking youth to the college, assisting with creating stable and effect non-profit partnerships, buy local efforts, and community health. -VISTA member will translate community assessment data into talking points and communications -VISTA member will support and assist with coordination of food access programs in the community, in response to Covid-19.
Program Benefits : On Campus resources ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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CCNYPA SUNY Buffalo State College VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/20/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2021  To  06/25/2021 

Contact Aurora Schunk
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo   NY   14222

Listing ID 94941