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YouthBuild Development Project Leader - Van Nuys, CA
 
 
 
Cloud & Fire YouthBuild is a unique educational program that allows students who are 16 to 25 years old to study for their high school diplomas free of cost for the student. Students advance through their coursework at their own pace and are provided with a classroom teacher as well as numerous volunteer tutors. The program includes academic subjects, job-readiness skills, leadership development and extra-curricular activities. YouthBuild participants learn the value of serving in the community. They are taken on outings to volunteer in nonprofit organizations in their own community, such as churches, youth programs, and animal shelters. Cloud & Fire YouthBuild is an affiliate of YouthBuild, U.S.A., which has more than 200 programs throughout the United States. The first San Fernando Valley YouthBuild program, Cloud & Fire’s program began operation in August, 2009. Unlike many YouthBuild programs, Cloud & Fire is funded by individuals and churches who want to reduce the negative effects of poverty, crime, and gangs in low-income communities in Los Angeles. The Cloud & Fire YouthBuild program is more than just a school or training program. It is a community of people who really care about one another and help each other with daily problems. Cloud & Fire provides group and individual counseling, a social worker, and a Chaplain to assist with urgent needs.The Cloud & Fire YouthBuild program provides ongoing extracurricular activities. Students attend sporting events, camping trips, and participate in other recreational activities. In 2009, the YouthBuild track team ran in the Los Angeles Marathon. Cloud & Fire is located in the Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, in a high crime, gang-affected community. The local high school has a 76% dropout rate, and most families have an annual household income of less than $20,000.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will increase the efficiency of the development department by developing partnerships, creating an asset map, and planning and coordinating fundraising events. This work will enhance the effectiveness of the program by securing resources to support students as they transform their lives by discovering their leadership skills, gaining a meaningful academic credential, serve their community, and gain job readiness skills.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
YouthBuild Development Project Leader - Van Nuys, CA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  

Accepting Applications
From  05/03/2017  To  07/31/2017 

Contact Steve Dosch
58 Day St
Somerville   MA   02144
617-741-1271
sdosch@youthbuild.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68195


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