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LKC: Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet Programs Development VISTA
Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet has built a regional base that is ready to be activated for long term advocacy around issues. Shirley’s KC has experienced significant growth through outreach over the last year. We work to position, train, educate and wield collective power in some of the following ways: Shirley’s KC has built a community with close to 2000 Black women in the Kansas City region. We conducted surveying of Black women in Kansas City to ensure our analysis of the issues impacting Black women was data driven. We found that the top four issues include economic prosperity, healthcare, education, and the eradication of violence. These are the issues that guide our education, advocacy and organizing efforts to ensure we are addressing the issues that are important to Black women. To date we have collaborated with over 40 Black led community organizations, elected officials and national leaders to create opportunities to discuss the issues impacting the Black community. Over 200 Black women attended our Heartland Legislative Forum, a non-partisan event featuring congressional and local level candidates. It was the first bi-state congressional and one of the largest forums hosted in both states. In total, our digital media educational and training programs reached over 100,000 people. We conduct trainings and host events to keep our supporters educated and informed. From watch parties, brunches and Brain Trust sessions, we provide programming that is culturally relevant and responsive to keep supporters informed.
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Member Duties : VISTA will work with women on developing organizing and communication strategies to increase outreach and community engagement opportunities. The VISTA will also create data management systems and fundraising capacity for the organization. This VISTA will have the opportunity to help illuminate issues facing black women in the Kansas City area and craft actions to create change.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Health . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing . 
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LKC: Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet Programs Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2022  -   12/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KANSAS ,  MISSOURI  

Accepting Applications
From  09/21/2022  To  10/31/2023 

Contact Amy Coffman
3036 Troost Ave
Kansas City   MO   64109

Listing ID 99255