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PathWays PA/Boat People SOS HAPP
Boat People SOS-Delaware Valley is the local, community-based branch office of a national Vietnamese-American non-profit organization with a 32-year track record of service. Founded by Vietnamese immigrants and refugees, BPSOS is the leading Vietnamese community-based service organization in Philadelphia and Camden Counties. Established in 1980 to address the plight of the Vietnamese “boat people,” BPSOS conducted rescue-at-sea missions and saved several thousands of displaced Vietnamese. We have since evolved to provide direct services and community empowerment work across the country. Inspired by the migration experience of our founders, we seek to build a world where vibrant, thriving and connected Vietnamese American and immigrant communities’ work together to ensure that each person’s basic human rights are respected and protected. Our mission is to empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their search for liberty and dignity. Our four primary areas of focus are: Civic Engagement, Youth Development and Organizing, and Health Promotion and Advocacy, and Community Building Projects. Our successful projects and programs are anchored by dedicated and passionate bilingual, bicultural staff. We hope you join our team!
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Health Awareness & Promotion Program’s long-term goal is to reduce health disparities within our community and increase health care access for all Vietnamese community members. Responsibilities: 1. Build our bi-lingual media structure to produce/disseminate a media campaign through local ethnic media to inform our community about local policies changes and the effect of changes on health care access; 2. Develop/implement 3 Bi-lingual Community Ambassador Trainings so community members can become culturally competent community health ambassadors; 3. Support at least 5-7 outreach events between August 2013 to May 2014 for community to get the word out about new coverage options that will be available October 1st 4. Maintain and manage social media and develop media networks (English and Vietnamese) 5. Manage Volunteer Database & Community contacts database 6. Translation of brochures, flyers and pamphlets of information as needed.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

PathWays PA/Boat People SOS HAPP

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2013  -   08/26/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  05/13/2013  To  11/01/2013 

Contact Marianne Bellesorte
310 Amosland Rd
Holmes   PA   19043
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 50414