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Opportunity Youth Community Liaison VISTA-C3 TwinCities
The mission of Hennepin County’s Housing Stability Office is to develop systems to assist the most vulnerable, disabled and impoverished residents of Hennepin County in obtaining and retaining housing. In the year ahead we will continue to focus on creating housing opportunities for the poorest people in the community and connect the work of ending homelessness to larger systems ---child welfare, employment, healthcare, and corrections — so that we can fill the gaps in services where people can slide into homelessness. The VISTA will lead critical parts of our effort to ensure self-sufficiency for youth 16-24 as they teeter on the edge of homelessness. Key activities will include: (1) developing training tools on financial literacy for youth, (2) building the capacity of our community to better integrate housing and employment strategies, and (3) constructing stronger connections between community providers, youth, and employers. **This position is part of the C3 Twin Cities VISTA Program. C3 Twin Cities offers a unique cohort experience rooted in a social justice framework. It also offers $200 of monthly housing support, iPhone and phone plan, transportation support and many professional development opportunities through the county. Check out for more details.
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Member Duties : The talented person in this role will help to build the capacity of community agencies and local government to move young adults toward self-sufficiency. The Opportunity Youth Community Liaison will have a lot of exposure to community agencies and local government which will offer many opportunities to explore future careers and employers. In this role, the member will: Develop financial literacy curriculum and tools to be utilized by youth as well as client advocates who work with youth; Build systems that support the development and linkage of career pathways for county-involved youth; Support the continued development of the employment and education application for opportunity youth in our community in partnership with other VISTAs in the opportunity youth sub-cohort;Build a culture of learning among opportunity youth provider network by coordinating peer learning opportunities related to best practices for integrating employment and housing programs.
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $200 rent mo.; mo. bus/gas card ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking . 
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Opportunity Youth Community Liaison VISTA-C3 TwinCities

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2018  To  05/30/2018 

Contact Elizabeth Coco
615 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413

Listing ID 65470