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2017 Open Communities
Open Communities would like to increase its reach to underserved populations within its service area. Specifically, while we have been successful in providing services to these individuals, we have not been as successful in including them in our advocacy and organizing work. Working closely with the Senior Organizer, the VISTA will create a membership base of current and former clients of Open Communities. The VISTA will also recruit and identify individuals who are from underserved communities within our service area to become involved in our Justice Teams. In addition, the VISTA will collect and document client stories for use in promotion and communication pieces. The stories will be captured in both written and video format.
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Member Duties : Create a membership base for Open Communities consisting of current and former fair housing clients. The VISTA will work to identify and recruit 25 individuals from various underserved groups (including low income, unemployed, and those facing discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability or sexual orientation) to become active in the Justice Teams. Capture the stories of our clients as well as of people from underserved communities within our service area, to be utilized in communication pieces. Become a member of the Open Communities' team and feel like a valued part of the staff.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2017 Open Communities

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2017  -   07/31/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/14/2017  To  09/30/2017 

Contact Brandon Grigsby
614 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka   IL   60093
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72640