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HRDC Café Workforce Development Program
HRDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Action Agency dedicated to building a better community through innovation and leadership. We provide programs and services in the areas of Housing, Food & Nutrition, Child & Youth Development, Senior Empowerment, Community Transportation, Home Heating–Energy–Safety, and Community Development. The Community Café is part of HRDC’s Emergency Food and Nutrition Initiative, striving to improve food security throughout the Gallatin Valley. Our Café provides a restaurant style dinner service to anyone who eats regardless of their ability to contribute. We operate on a pay what you can model, allowing those who can contribute to pay it forward for others who cannot. In 2014 we provided over 50,000 dinners. Our dinner is prepared by the culinary workforce training program. This culinary workforce training program aims to provide chronically under and unemployed individuals with opportunities for gainful, lasting employment. The VISTA will help develop the culinary workforce training program to increase the skills and personal abilities of program participants so that they may achieve their goals, gain financial independence and build the credentials and resources necessary for a successful livelihood by creating higher level training options along the career pathway. The VISTA will expand the program by engaging community partners to create work sites specifically for program graduates entering the job market. This program alleviates poverty by lifting the barriers preventing individuals from successfully entering the workforce and retaining employment. Coupled with comprehensive wrap-around services, the participants aren't just tossed into the workplace; they are guided into mentored pathways where they have the structure to get a running start and the security to know they are always supported no matter what they face.
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Member Duties : The VISTA for Community Cafe Workforce Development Program will expand on the previous member's work, assessing curiculum and delivery to meet compliance for Prior Learning Assessments (PLA's) with upcomming AA Culinary Arts Degree Program at Gallatin College. They will ensure that the culinary arts and hospitality career pathway has a complete track and capstone program on-board. The VISTA will work closely with case managers, workforce development team and the economic development unit. The VISTA will also create sustainability by working closely with the volunteers of the Community Cafe, recruiting and training them, to develop ongoing volunteer support.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Meal Plan ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization . 
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HRDC Café Workforce Development Program

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2016  -   07/22/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/22/2016  To  07/25/2016 

Contact Desarae Baker
2022 Central Ave W
Great Falls   MT   59404
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66951