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Serve New York VISTA 2016: The Parent Network
Serve New York mobilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions focused on the needs of veteran and military families, improving and expanding educational opportunities, ensuring economic opportunity for all, and creating healthy futures to the residents of NY. The goal of Serve New York is to strengthen communities across the State, and to allow organizations within them to better provide services to impoverished individuals and families. The Serve New York program has partner organizations in Buffalo, Rochester, Lyons, Ithaca, Geneva, and White Plains. While serving, members receive support from the VISTA team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. The support includes monthly trainings, a social network of fellow members, and daily support from VISTA leaders.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : For 28 years, the Parent Network of WNY (PNWNY) has specialized in informing and supporting families of individuals with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. The agency has a wealth of expertise in educating families about special education, disabilities, behavior challenges, and community services. This project will focus on meeting the needs of military families by conducting needs assessments, adapting resources and curricula, developing videos and providing training. The VISTA member will develop a marketing plan for military families. The results enable families to learn about special education rules, services and roles and responsibilities; for family members by PNWNY and the community. The VISTA member will assist to: Identify unmet needs of military families, Develop/update PN resources targeting the needs of military families, Provide targeted outreach to military families to learn about PNWNY and community supports.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Veterans ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Serve New York VISTA 2016: The Parent Network

Program Start/End Date
07/26/2016  -   07/25/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  

Accepting Applications
From  03/15/2016  To  05/30/2016 

Contact Ashley Yerdon
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 65645