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College Health Corps, MCTC Student Support Center
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is an urban and diverse 2 year college serving nearly 12,000 students, 56% students of color, and many low-income and first generation college students. The college mission is to make individual dreams achievable by providing access to learning opportunities that prepare students to live and work in a democratic society within a global community. The MCTC Student Support Center provides an array of non-academic services for students in need of assistance with food, housing referrals, and child care, counseling, sexual violence/ harassment and many other community and campus services. The VISTA will have the opportunity to develop partnerships, programming, and volunteers; conduct research; and seek out new funding streams, among other opportunities. Most students who come to the Student Support Center are parents with young children who are working to balance family, school, work and other life obligations. The Center helps them access health insurance, food, knowledge regarding resources available and permanent and safe housing. Services provided at the Center help students stay in college, focus on their educational goals, and achieve their dreams. *** This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, and food and nutrition through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development.***Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early. Candidates must also email a resume and cover letter.
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Member Duties : The VISTA’s activities will help to expand our organizational capacity and increase the range of initiatives that alleviate the poverty experienced by our students. The VISTA will: *Seek new public and nonprofit partnerships to support students’ non-academic needs, including housing barriers (i.e. criminal records, etc). * Assist with the development of the student parent initiative, developing programming, processes, procedures, and identifying new resources providing connections between student parents, and identifying new resources * Research and apply for grants and other funding streams that will aid in and allow for additional resources for students. * Work with other Student Support Center personnel (and other departments as needed) to improve the overall non-academic experience for students attending MCTC, thus leading to their retention and subsequent success.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  free parking ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Counseling ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, MCTC Student Support Center

Program Start/End Date
06/27/2016  -   06/26/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/11/2016  To  06/10/2016 

Contact Maya Sullivan
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55403
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 65012