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SMC VISTA - City of Santa Rosa & SSU (CE)
 
 
 
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. We receive funding from them to operate our VISTA project, which is designed to strengthen partnerships between higher education and nonprofit organizations in an effort to alleviate poverty and create positive social change. We host a yearly multi-campus VISTA program in which AmeriCorps members serve at nonprofit/public agencies and partnering higher education institutions. Our VISTAs endeavor to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of agencies that provide education services, foster economic development and environmental stewardship, and otherwise support low-income communities, in part by leveraging resources from higher education institutions. As a VISTA in our program, you will serve 4 days per week at a nonprofit agency and 1 day per week at a partnering higher education institution. You will be connected with a cohort of VISTAs as well as a network of our program alumni. Your specific responsibilities at each service site are unique, but all of our VISTA assignments have two focus areas: (1) Capacity Building - Reinforce the long-term efficacy and/or efficiency of the nonprofit/public agency with a specific sustainable project that should continue to benefit the agency after VISTA service. See below for more information on site-specific objectives. (2) Campus Liaison - Support and coordinate partnerships between the nonprofit/public agency and higher education institution. Please visit our website for more information: stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA
 
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Member Duties : (1) Build relationships among youth in low-income neighborhoods and educate low-income residents on City decision-making processes and local government organization and structure. Increase visibility of BIPOC through Multicultural Roots projects. Create Citizen Guidebook and develop a series of Civic 101 videos, along with a plan for dissemination and training. Engage and work with youth involved in the City of Santa Rosa Youth Promotores Project in collaboration with Latino Service Providers. Maintain an evaluation database, including volunteer participation, demographic data of participating community members in trainings, listening sessions and related meetings. Build relationships with local organizations in each low-income neighborhood area who may serve as mentors and institutional backbones for longer term work. (2) Inventory current interagency partnerships; build relationships between faculty/staff; identify and facilitate potential new academic and co-curricular partnerships.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  $500 phone bill reimbursement ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SMC VISTA - City of Santa Rosa & SSU (CE)

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact William Besson
1928 Saint Marys Rd
Moraga   CA   94575
845-588-0771
wtb5@stmarys-ca.edu
stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA

Listing ID 95672


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