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Youth Engagement Coordinator VISTA- PPL- C3TC
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. Our mission: PPL builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services. PPL began as an affordable housing developer in 1972, and has since become a robust multi-service agency that today serves more than 13,000 low-income people annually. PPL has had significant organizational transformations throughout our history. Response to community need is the root of these evolutions. PPL’s LEAP program model brings together partners across multiple sectors—workforce development organizations, government, contract alternative schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, post-secondary education institutions, and the national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program—to create a coordinated resource for youth to get to high school graduation and beyond. The population we serve are young people (ages 15-24) engaged in county systems (e.g. juvenile justice, homeless, welfare, foster care). Young people are predominantly persons of color (85%), with African Americans especially overrepresented. Additionally, nearly one-third of county-involved youth are classified as homeless at some point during their school years and the vast majority qualify for free and reduced priced lunch programs. **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 $300 of monthly housing support, transportation support and professional development opportunities. Check out for more details.
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Member Duties : Ensure that youth voice is central to the ongoing development of the program, as well as building leadership opportunities for youth in Alternative High Schools and Re-Engagement Centers. This role primarily works to build leadership skills in young people who are in the foster care system, in juvenile justice or are homeless/highly mobile. You will: Refine the Youth Governing Board’s approach to leadership by implementing Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). Align systems to better support youth employment, including signature events, HR practices and tools required to support pathways to youth employment. Build org. capacity to incorporate YPAR strategies for the large-scale implementation of Career Associations across all sites. The Opportunity Youth VISTA Sub-Cohort will increase broad-based understanding and implementation of key strategies within the ecosystem of opportunity youth providers in order to improve educational and employment outcomes.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $300 rent mo.; mo. bus/gas card ,  Stipend ,  Housing ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  social justice ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Youth Engagement Coordinator VISTA- PPL- C3TC

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  06/11/2018 

Contact Elizabeth Coco
615 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413

Listing ID 66766