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Twin Cities Housing Development - Saint Paul VISTA Program
The mission of TCHDC is to provide high quality affordable rental housing to families. The mission of the TCHDC Resource Centers is to strengthen the economic self-sufficiency of families and individuals, improve academic achievement and self-esteem among youth, and help residents develop the life skills necessary to become thriving members of society and a contributive part of the workforce. Many of the participants are from immigrant families. TCHDC's new youth program, TCHDC Realize, will offer high school students a space to explore their post-secondary options and equip them with the skills and resources they need to be successful as young adults. The VISTA will work to develop and strengthen partnerships that provide funding for the program and training opportunities for the collegiate leaders of TCHDC Realize. After school engagement of high school youth will be critical in helping students sharpen the hard and soft skills necessary to succeed as a young adult. TCHDC will be able to tangibly affect the success of students as young adults. The VISTA serving at Liberty Plaza will be integral in serving as a resource for students, families, and collegiate leaders, as they work together to overcome the achievement gap in Saint Paul and support youth development. **This VISTA position is sponsored by the Saint Paul VISTA Program. Hosted in Mayor Chris Coleman's Office, the Saint Paul VISTA Program is comprised of a city-wide cohort of individuals -- placed at community organizations and schools -- dedicated to shaping the educational landscape for youth and families in Saint Paul.**
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Member Duties : The TCHDC VISTA will: 1. Facilitate monthly/bi-monthly trainings for TCHDC Realize volunteers, and organize weekly meetings with the volunteers and Program Coordinator. 2. Create a computerized system to track volunteer hours, student participation and progress throughout the year. 3. Create new partnerships to support Liberty Plaza Realize to be continued by regular staff after the VISTA project has been completed. 4. Secure new funding streams for the program and the Resource Center through grant writing. 5. Work with the Program Coordinator to create a long-term marketing plan for TCHDC Realize. This may include social media, events for residents, and written materials, among others. 6. Research seasonal service-learning opportunities for youth. * Ensuring the quality of participating volunteers will be of primary importance in the second year of programming, as the reputation of TCHDC Realize will be established within the community.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Urban Planning ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Counseling . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Twin Cities Housing Development - Saint Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
07/30/2013  -   08/02/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/03/2013  To  06/17/2013 

Contact Kelly McSherry-Mesa
400 Selby Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44734