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Bread Line Inc. (in Fairbanks)
Bread Line Stone's Throw is a program to move people from poverty, or the threat of poverty, to self-sufficiency by leveraging the power of food to change peoples’ lives. The program is based on a 20-year+ model called FareStart ( in Seattle, WA, and replicated through the Catalyst Kitchens Network. Over 60 such projects now exist across the US and in Scotland, at different stages of development and implementation. Some, like FareStart and DC Central Kitchen have been utilizing training in food service skills along with life and job skills (the ‘soft skills’) to change peoples’ lives for 25 years. Others, like ours, are still in the formative stage. While this can be a challenge it is also an opportunity for an individual to make a significant mark on the community. . Although each Catalyst Kitchen is different in form, each is based on a three-pronged approach to the issue: providing healthy food to community, empowering people through food service job training to change their lives,, and developing a revenue generating Enterprise to support the organization’s mission . The Bread Line Board of Directors made the decision that, while we have done a good job of serving vulnerable individuals with nutritious meals served with dignity and respect for 30 years, it was time to do more. Stone's Throw is that 'more'--it is designed to provide a means for those disadvantaged adults facing barriers to employment to move from dependence to greater self-sufficiency. Bread Line’s Stone’s Throw has formed Strategic Partnerships with referring agencies, has inaugurated an Industry Advisory Group, and has received funding to begin a job training program. The VISTA will have a crucial role in outreach, tracking, enterprise development, and future funding of this exciting new venture.
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Member Duties : The second year VISTA will move forward in building Bread Line’s capacity. S/He will address poverty and hunger in Fairbanks by continuing research that supports Bread Line’s mission of feeding people and enriching lives. S/He will research and implement a social enterprise that will build organizational capacity. This will include outreach to residents of low income areas. S/he will develop a student tracking program and test its efficacy by tracking its graduates for one year. S/he will develop a template and timeline to deliver and conduct outreach to recruit new students. Finally, s/he will ensure the financial stability of the program by researching and writing grants. ***Benefits include: Monthly living allowance ($1,222), relocation costs ($0.34/mile up to $1,000) and settling in allowance ($550) for members moving 50+ miles, cold weather gear allowance ($275), health benefits, child care assistance, training, and an Education Award ($5,775) or cash stipend ($1,500).
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Cross-cultural skills ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Bread Line Inc. (in Fairbanks)

Program Start/End Date
06/13/2016  -   06/12/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/15/2016  To  05/16/2016 

Contact Jennifer Jolis
507 Gaffney Rd
Fairbanks   AK   99701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 58090