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Isuroon - Isuroon Legal Center (LitMN)
Isuroon is a nonprofit impact organization that was founded in 2010 to offer reproductive healthcare services to Somali women. At the time, the organization was totally focused on Somali women’s reproductive healthcare needs. Over time, Isuroon has broadened its focus to include women, girls and their families’ health, social connectedness, economic self-sufficiency, and civic engagement. Minnesota has a large immigrant and refugee population that need help with filling out forms, language translation (when needed), and navigating systemic barriers. Isuroon Legal Center is located in Minnesota’s Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area, which includes Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and surrounding suburbs. Many of the first-generation Somali immigrant women and refugees from Afghanistan served by this project have limited English proficiency; others are bilingual. Isuroon's Legal Center exists to fill in the gaps and barriers experienced by Somali immigrants and Afghan refugees in need of legal services. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will assist in filling in the gaps and barriers that include language and legal system illiteracy. They will gain increased experience working with immigrants/refugees, enhanced cultural competence while improving their legal knowledge. They will also receive substantial training and opportunities to observe court proceedings. Top areas of legal assistance include housing, immigration and family law.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will help to explain legal information and court processes to clients, help draft and/or improve legal information fact sheets in simplified and understandable language; help plan program outreach and "Know Your Rights" events; assist with interpretation and translation as needed (if bilingual); connect with and other duties as assigned. Preferred additional spoken/written language(s): Somali, Pashto and/or Dari, Arabic, Swahili. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership AmeriCorps VISTA program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN). Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled. 8/14 or 8/28 start. More info:
Program Benefits : Food shelf & bus/gas card ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
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Isuroon - Isuroon Legal Center (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/13/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Additional languages a plus.

Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2023  To  07/21/2023 

Contact Alisha Bowen
1600 E Lake St
Minneapolis   MN   55407

Listing ID 115642