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MDCCC Garrett College Students in Need Group VISTA Project
 
 
 
Providing food security through grocery assistance to Garrett College faculty, staff, and students is the goal of the Garrett College Food Pantry. With donations from our college community and partnership with outside agencies, the goal is to provide basic groceries (perishable and non-perishable) to persons in need. The Garrett grocery assistance program will help low-income study more and stay more focused on academic success.Through the educational programs first-generation students will gain skills in time management and personal finance management. Most Garrett students receive free or reduced meals in public schools (K-12). Graduating from high school does not change the needs of many of our students and families. By participating in our Food Pantry program, we will have an opportunity to introduce our clients to additional programs and services. Workshops that will be provided to our community include, but are not limited to, financial literacy, decision making, leadership, wellness and nutrition, and many others. We anticipate that this project will be sustainable within 3 years. Developing workshops, policies, procedures, and partnerships with additional outside agencies will be the goal of the AmeriCorps MDCCC-VISTA member who will be managing this effort. Outcomes will include a sustainable food pantry program on campus at Garrett College.
 
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Member Duties : The Garrett College MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member will develop, implement and assess the Food Pantry program, as well as build and strengthen partnerships with community agencies. The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member will also plan and facilitate the workshop series in conjunction with the food pantry. Another task for the MDCCC-VISTA member will be to advertise and market the program to Garrett College students, faculty, and staff who may benefit from the program. The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member can also expand the current program from one day per week to additional days, based on an assessment of needs for our community. The MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member will also track donations, volunteers, and budgets and help assess the growing needs of the program.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
MDCCC Garrett College Students in Need Group VISTA Project

Program Start/End Date
08/25/2017  -   08/24/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  08/14/2017 

Contact Tracie Ellis
687 Mosser Rd
Mc Henry   MD   21541
301-387-3163
tracie.ellis@garrettcollege.edu
mdccc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71777


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