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Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Cycleworks_BikeableOrgs
 
 
 
The Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps is a 10-member, neighborhood-based, AmeriCorps VISTA project that builds community-food-system capacity with community organizations that serve in Columbus, Ohio's west-side neighborhood of Franklinton. Franklinton is one of Columbus' most underserved communities, and many residents are adversely impacted by various economic, environmental, and social issues. Approximately 15% of residents are unemployed, 66% of households live at or below the poverty line, and more than 50% of residents experience some level of food insecurity. The VISTA program will involve VISTA members working with a wide range of social service agencies throughout Franklinton to help build the capacity of food-health-wellness initiatives throughout the Franklinton neighborhood. Service sites include an urban farm, a hospital affiliated health and wellness center, a family housing stabilization agency, an Episcopal faith community, and a community bicycle shop. This VISTA member will serve at Franklinton Cycleworks (FCW) - a non-profit bicycle shop. FCW is committed to helping people overcome transportation barriers, be more physically active, and connect with others in a supportive community. Many community residents rely on bicycles for their everyday transportation but lack the resources necessary for proper maintenance. Through FCW’s programs, community residents are provided opportunities to learn bike maintenance and repair and utilize professional grade stands and tools to keep their bikes in top form. Residents are also given the opportunity to volunteer in the shop and earn shop credit which can be used to purchase bikes, parts, and accessories. FCW has formed partnerships with Columbus Public Health, Mount Carmel Health System, and many other Franklinton based organizations to interrupt the cycle of poverty. Together we’re building more than bikes; we’re building healthy individuals and families, opportunities, and a vibrant neighborhood.
 
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Member Duties : The “Cycling Solutions” Vista member will liaise with Franklinton organizations to identify opportunities to incorporate bicycle travel into their existing operations. The Vista member will research existing barriers to cycling within the neighborhood of Franklinton and develop plans to overcome these barriers. FCW is looking for a proactive and creative individual who enjoys working with others and is passionate about promoting cycling as a vehicle for poverty alleviation. It is expected that the Vista be a confident bike commuter and is expected to primarily travel by bicycle while working. A basic knowledge of bicycle maintenance is preferred, although additional training will be provided. The Vista should be comfortable meeting and talking with new people from various cultural backgrounds. Through this position, the Vista will gain experience in program and community development and have the opportunity to work with leaders of various organizations in multiple fields.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
None
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Cycleworks_BikeableOrgs

Program Start/End Date
08/08/2017  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  06/28/2017 

Contact Nick Stanich
867 W Town St
Columbus   OH   43222
614-233-1887
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71800


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