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Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member (June)
 
 
 
**We are particularly looking for applicants willing to serve Yuma, AZ; Denver, CO; Gulfport/Biloxi, MS; Dayton, OH; and Amarillo, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Tyler, TX. 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 fourth year of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC), a multi-state, 128-member AmeriCorps VISTA program sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture’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 and providing improved access to heathful, nutritious foods via benefit utilization, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps), the Summer Food Service Program and others. 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 complete the following survey: 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, implement new projects, provide technical support, manage volunteers, build community support and write grants. Each member will work towards one or more of the following: Convene community leaders in identifying SNAP, SFSP (free summer meals) and other programs’ participation barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access. Recruit, manage, and train unpaid community volunteers to assist in screening, application assistance, and other areas of need in improving access to anti-hunger programs. Identify and apply for non-federal grants that can be combined to improve benefits access assistance activities. Improve access to nutritious food options 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 :
Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member (June)

Program Start/End Date
06/09/2014  -   06/08/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSISSIPPI ,  CONNECTICUT ,  MASSACHUSETTS ,  ILLINOIS ,  NEW MEXICO ,  ARKANSAS ,  NEVADA ,  INDIANA ,  COLORADO ,  IOWA ,  MAINE ,  OREGON ,  MICHIGAN ,  PENNSYLVANIA ,  VIRGINIA ,  UTAH ,  NEW YORK ,  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ,  OHIO ,  IDAHO ,  ARIZONA ,  MARYLAND ,  TEXAS ,  CALIFORNIA ,  OKLAHOMA   Dallas/Ft. Worth  

Accepting Applications
From  02/14/2014  To  04/30/2014 

Contact Vicky Dumbuya
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
2128250028
vdumbuya@nyccah.org
www.nyccah.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 12812


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