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Cornerstone-Ladder Alliance
 
 
 
The mission of The Ladder Alliance is to provide women, victims of domestic violence or low-income women, with the tools to lead self-reliant, independent & successful lives. The Ladder Alliance offers qualifying women 32 two-hour training sessions in basic computer skills including keyboarding, Microsoft Word & Excel, email functionality & Internet usage. They learn skills on state-of-the-art computers & software. GED classes are also offered to increase students’ potential for employment. To address known barriers to women succeeding in The Ladder Alliance program, childcare & a meal are offered each class night. Students pay $10 which covers the cost of the program manual, & they have access to gently used, business-appropriate clothing in the on-site “Success Store.” Students earn “Dollars” to use in the store by attending class on time (reinforcing the importance of a good work ethic). The store is stocked & staffed by community volunteers. At The Ladder Alliance, you will join 10 professionals & 50+ volunteers striving to improve the lives of women victims of domestic violence & low-income women. The Ladder Alliance provides a supportive work environment where creativity is appreciated. Because The Ladder Alliance is a small non-profit, you will have the opportunity to interact with prospective, current & past women students as they work towards their goals to be self-sufficient & independent. Success stories are common, & you will experience their excitement first hand. Working at The Ladder Alliance will also allow you to work with seasoned professional co-workers & to meet others at partner organizations. Another perk to working with The Ladder Alliance this year is its brand new location & facility called One Safe Place-OSP. OSP is a collaborative effort of the public & private sector to come together to address domestic violence. Several organizations will be housed together to help provide synergistic services to address multiple needs of clients.
 
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Member Duties : Your goal will be to expand the nonprofit’s program to help more low-income women develop job skills. You will provide support that is currently lacking, marketing donors & helping graduates stay connected. You will represent the nonprofit at job fairs & other events to recruit students. You’ll also market the program to local agencies & help improve communications with current referring agencies. You will re-develop the website & maintain a social media presence in an effort to keep graduates & students connected to the organization. Staying linked to graduates is important, so program impact can be monitored & measured long-term. You will further develop the alumni organization, which was created by the Year 1 VISTA, to help graduates focus on finding jobs & receiving advanced training. Vehicle needed for service. Position located at 1100 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Pay is $946/month before taxes. Contact scox@ladderalliance.org for more info.
 
Program Benefits :
Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Web Design ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Cornerstone-Ladder Alliance

Program Start/End Date
04/21/2014  -   04/24/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Dallas/Ft. Worth  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/07/2014  To  03/07/2014 

Contact Misty Pegue
3500 Noble Ave
Fort Worth   TX   76111
817-632-6000
mpegue@canetwork.org
ladderalliance.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 35000


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