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ILCC-University of Illinois-Springfield
 
 
 
The VISTA at University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS) advances the three CNCS priorities (education, economic development, and veterans) by collaborating with the UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center's ongoing initiatives. Additionally, the VISTA seeks to create sustainable partnerships which enhance the lives of the community as well as the success of students at UIS. The VISTA also develops student veteran services across campus and supports the formation of the Military Veterans Student Organization. Through the work with the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center, the VISTA improves and expands the on campus service programming. Vista will help establish a new weekly project on Fridays. Additionally, the VISTA is responsible for all aspects of the Hazel Dell Lunch Hour. This includes the mentoring and recess enrichment program. This involves recruiting volunteers, managing volunteers implementing the Recess Toolbox. Finally, the VISTA supports the development of student veteran resources on campus. Specifically, the VISTA collaborate with the Veteran's Affairs Coordinator to design a Green Zone aimed at making UIS more welcoming to veteran students by educating the campus community about barriers veteran students may face on campus. The VISTA also coordinates Veteran Week events by collaborating with community and college partnerships. By connecting with veteran students and resources, the VISTA also provides UIS the tools to solidify its Military Veterans Student Organization
 
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Member Duties : Assess, develop, and implement programs aimed at improving theeducational success of Veteran and low-income students. The VISTA will address poverty by connecting students to community organizations to do service, and by providing resources and programming for Veteran and Military Families and first generation students. The VISTA will build capacity by recruiting volunteers, bolstering current programming, and researching new programming opportunities Lee Elementary Homework Club and the Addams Elementary Reading Hour.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ILCC-University of Illinois-Springfield

Program Start/End Date
06/25/2018  -   06/24/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/24/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Connie Komnick
1 University Plz
Springfield   IL   62703
217- 206-7828
Ckomn2@uis.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66526


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