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Keep Austin Housed
 
 
 
Keep Austin Housed (KAH), a project of Front Steps, affects positive change in the lives of children, youth, and adults who are at-risk of experiencing, currently experiencing, or have formerly experienced homelessness. KAH places 35 full-time Members in 10 non-profits in Austin. Members serve 40 hours per week over the course of an 11-month term, in which they work directly with individuals to overcome barriers to housing, employment, and personal stability. In addition to work at their sites, members develop personally and professionally through team building events, trainings, and service opportunities. Members must be 20 and have some college experience. Work and/or volunteer experience with the homeless populations and/or general service delivery is preferred.
 
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Member Duties : Keep Austin Housed members serve approximately 40 hours per week at their service site. General hours are M-F 9-5, with some weekend projects required. Members will assist with existing case management services by providing more intensive support and life skills training to address specific housing, employment and personal stability barriers, helping the client make significant, lasting changes in their situation. Activities will be determined by the needs and goals of each client. AmeriCorps members assess for client needs, develop action plans to meet goals, and provide guidance as clients work towards self-sufficiency. In addition, members educate the community-at-large on issues related to homelessness and leverage the support of community volunteers.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Elder Care ,  Hunger ,  Veterans . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Veterans . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Keep Austin Housed

Program Start/End Date
09/05/2017  -   07/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  20    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2017  To  11/30/2017 

Contact Katie Kis
500 E 7th St
Austin   TX   78701
5126944546
kkis@frontsteps.org
frontsteps.org/what-we-
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 71280


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