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Food Bank For New York City
 
 
 
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 28 years as the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As one of the country's largest food banks, our mission is to end hunger in New York City by organizing food, information and support for community survival and dignity. VISTA applicants to Food Bank For New York City will work with our robust network that includes more than 850 member programs. Each one has different capacities and all have the potential to work together to meet the needs of their community, given the right resources. VISTA applicants will work specifically to support Food Bank’s TEN Program. TEN links member programs—each playing different roles in providing services—to refer clients to each other and together provide a full range of needed benefits, from emergency food to SNAP benefits (food stamps) to income tax assistance and more. Because clients have an established and trusted relationship with their local emergency food provider, odds are they’ll be receptive to the outreach and follow through with the referral. All sites, regardless of their role, receive training, materials and technical assistance from the Food Bank; member agencies that refer their clients using the TEN Tracker receive food grants to help them meet increased demand. Based on the role they play, programs receive grants to pay for computers and related technology, staff, and other operational support. We also work with each neighborhood network to incorporate involvement from other community institutions, such as schools and hospitals. Over the last year, TEN has expanded from 88 participating organizations to 156, and through this award-winning program the Food Bank has submitted benefits applications for 4,000 households—a number that’s expected to triple by the end of next year. Collectively, TEN sites feed approximately 500,000 people per year.
 
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Member Duties : The primary purpose of this AmeriCorps VISTA position will be to develop capacity and ensure compliance of the food pantries and soup kitchens participating in Food Bank's TEN Program. Throughout the year of service the VISTA member will develop, implement and analyze a borough-wide sustainability assessment with the goal of significantly improving the organizational processes of no less than 30 organizations. Working with the TEN team, VISTAs will be expected to recruit new partners into the TEN program, which will include doing research on services in neighborhoods and connecting with agency staff. This position requires regular site visits and recruitment visits to agencies in low income neighborhoods, which many times may include long subway/bus rides (VISTAS will be provided a transportation stipend). VISTAs will be expected to hold agencies accountable for TEN deliverables, and each month VISTAs will track the progress of their neighborhood networks.
 
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Vacation and sick leave ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Critical Thinking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Food Bank For New York City

Program Start/End Date
08/26/2014  -   08/30/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  11/21/2013  To  08/30/2014 

Contact Patrick Curtin
39 Broadway
New York   NY   10006
212-566-7855
pcurtin@foodbanknyc.org
www.foodbanknyc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 45350


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