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Asian American Community Empowerment Project - AFIRE RD
According to 2010 US Census data, 87% of Illinois’ Asian American population lives in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Census also reports that from 2000 to 2010, there was a 40% increase in the number of Asian Americans living in poverty in the Chicago – a growth rate higher than all other groups. The primary aim of this project is to combat poverty in the greater Asian American and Pacific Islander communities of Chicagoland by implementing initiatives that develop the structures and capacities of organizations to reach and operate at higher levels of efficiency and cohesiveness through volunteer management, resource development, and community outreach.
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Member Duties : Resource Development Associate: "Fundraising is the lifeblood of any organization" -Eliseo Barja, AFIRE member. Resource Development is dedicated to ensuring the success of the organization and its mission. They are the strategists, fundraisers, and storytellers who deeply care about transforming financial resources into lasting, sustainable outcomes for the community. This position requires strong writing skills, great attention to detail, and a proactive creative sensibility. Individually and as part of a team, you will be brainstorming, researching, and writing. You will track trends and plan events to grow AFIRE Chicago's base of support and build the capacity to fundraise. You will participate in collaborative planning, assist in the preparation of funding proposals, and assist in fundraising strategies. You will learn how to build a network of resources to grow a nonprofit and give individual donors, foundations, and other organizations an opportunity to invest in our mission.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health . 
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Asian American Community Empowerment Project - AFIRE RD

Program Start/End Date
02/05/2018  -   02/04/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  09/22/2017  To  01/12/2018 

Contact Michael Aguhar
4300 N California Ave
Chicago   IL   60618
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 55872