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Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member
 
 
 
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), in conjunction with some of the nation’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations, is beginning its fifth year of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC), a multi-state, 70+-member AmeriCorps VISTA program supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Walmart Foundation. This program engages VISTA members and partnering organizations in NYCCAH’s mission of “moving families beyond the soup kitchen” by breaking down barriers to anti-hunger and employment/training support programs by developing a plan to improve access with specific emphasis on SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) and the SNAP Employment and Training programs. AHOC members work with anti-hunger organizations in building their capacity and sustainability to ensure programs continue long after the VISTA members serve their term. Often, projects worked on by VISTA members include some of the following: writing grants and/or assisting in fundraising activities; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; convening community members to survey effectiveness of programs; train organizational staff to provide nutrition education information; enhance awareness of programs by engaging community members in educational opportunities; and much more. **PLEASE NOTE** After you submit your application, please visit the following website for service locations and dates as service as not all will begin in June: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGVGcFprcThOUnRHWEttOUpCb0ltX1E6MQ#gid=0
 
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Member Duties : Members are placed in anti-hunger community-based nonprofit organizations where they will assist in building capacity and sustainability of any or all of the following: Convene community leaders in identifying anti-hunger and employment/training support programs’ participation barriers and develop a plan to improve access with specific emphasis on SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) and the SNAP Employment and Training programs. Recruit, manage, and train volunteers to assist in screening, application assistance, and other areas in improving access to anti-hunger programs. Identify and apply for non-federal grants that can be used to improve benefits access assistance activities. Improve access to nutritious foods by enhancing awareness of the use of benefits at farmers’ markets; support community gardening and agriculture efforts; and provide nutrition education information and opportunities for low-income members.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member

Program Start/End Date
06/16/2015  -   06/19/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA ,  COLORADO ,  LOUISIANA ,  VIRGINIA ,  MARYLAND ,  ARIZONA ,  MAINE ,  GEORGIA ,  NEW MEXICO ,  CONNECTICUT ,  VERMONT ,  ILLINOIS ,  ARKANSAS ,  IDAHO ,  MASSACHUSETTS ,  NEVADA ,  TEXAS ,  NORTH CAROLINA ,  IOWA ,  TENNESSEE ,  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ,  ALABAMA ,  MISSISSIPPI ,  NEW YORK ,  CALIFORNIA   Phoenix/Mesa ,  Boston ,  Los Angeles/Orange County ,  Pittsburgh ,  Chicago ,  Atlanta ,  Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City ,  Houston/Galveston ,  San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose ,  Dallas/Ft. Worth ,  Washington/Baltimore ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2015  To  08/01/2015 

Contact Vicky Dumbuya
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
(212) 825-0028
vdumbuya@nyccah.org
www.nyccah.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 12812


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