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Toward a Sustainable Kentucky (TASK) is a VISTA initiative through Kentucky Campus Compact including more than 40 VISTA host sites, each of which will support one or more VISTAs. TASK seeks to build hope and momentum in our communities, helping citizens living in poverty to improve their lives, benefiting over 50,000 Kentucky students, families and individuals who are facing challenges in living the lives they envision. Over half of these VISTA members will be serving in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky, including some areas that fall under President Obama’s Promise Zone Initiative. The poverty rate in Kentucky increased in the last census, people living in rural parts of the state continue to have difficulty finding jobs, and Kentucky continues to rank poorly in many of the major health factors. VISTA members serving with the TASK initiative will build the capacity of programs and nonprofits to fight poverty. Creating economic opportunities, raising awareness and resources for healthy futures, improving academic experiences and serving veteran and military families are some of the ways VISTAs can serve the Commonwealth through the TASK initiative. VISTAs have the opportunity to apply, contribute their skills and talents, and engage in this important effort to benefit Kentuckians today and tomorrow.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA members will work on a variety of different projects with different goals and outcomes. It all depends on their site. VISTA members may serve in one or more of these project areas, in addition to other projects not listed here. For more information about projects associated with the available VISTA positions, please email Harrison Kreimer at Here are a few examples: - Coordinate volunteer schedules for large-scale programs - Develop systems for new job training in fields such as hospitality and woodworking - Serve health education programs to prevent diabetes in vulnerable populations - Develop marketing materials for financial literacy programs - Streamline systems for efficient, quality-focused food distribution programs - Collaborate with food production programs and community gardens - Recruit for and train volunteers for online mentoring program - Arrange guest speakers for people experiencing homelessness
Program Benefits : VISTA benefits vary by site ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Health ,  Education ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Preferred skills vary by site . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Start/End Date
05/19/2014  -   11/07/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KENTUCKY  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2014  To  09/22/2015 

Contact Harrison Kreimer
535 Founders Hall Nunn Drive
Newport   KY   41099

Listing ID 54093


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