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Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative-Newburgh
The City of Newburgh has received an AmeriCorps VISTA Program grant from the New York State Governor’s Office, through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). The active duties and responsibilities are aimed to further efforts to alleviate poverty and create sustainable pathways for residents to seek financial stability. Members will work closely with the Director of Anti-Poverty to manage the overall task force which includes: supporting working groups, organizing and supporting steering committee, note taking and meeting management; researching pilots to bring to working groups and steering committee; supporting data gathering and management of progress on focus areas yet to be determined by residents; engaging in community outreach with Newburgh residents; and other duties and responsibilities to be defined as the needs of the initiative develop.
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Member Duties : Work with United Way (UW) of Dutchess/Orange Region to implement Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI)/Anti-Poverty Task Force structure and work in the city of Newburgh. Working with Director of Anti-Poverty Initiative, member will enhance efforts being organized by the UW with input from the Mayor of the City of Newburgh and County Executive of Orange County, NY to create sustainable pathways out of poverty for city of Newburgh residents. Assist with maintaining initiative structure, working with steering committee and working groups by supporting the development of meeting agendas, working steps, research and/or data gathering. Help with resident engagement including community outreach, convening of resident think tanks and other activities to hone participation.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Microsoft Office Suite ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative-Newburgh

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2018  -   08/31/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2018  To  09/15/2018 

Contact Melissa Clark
Poughkeepsie   NY   12601
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70921