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Summit Academy Community Resource Navigator (EMERGE)
This position is part of the EMERGE VISTA Cohort. Summit Academy OIC is an accredited vocational education and training school in North Minneapolis serving low-income communities of color, predominately African Americans. Ninety-five percent of our student population are living at and/or below the federal poverty line. From a starting income of approximately $5,000 at time of enrollment, Summit graduates earn on average $33,000 after completion of twenty weeks of training in construction or healthcare in their first year of employment. Summit also offers a 10-week contextualized GED program providing adults with the right skills and credentials in only 30 weeks (or twenty weeks if they enter with a GED or High School Diploma) to move into career pathways with sustainable wages. Summit has five enrollments per year and trains approximately 700 adults annually. Students enrolled at Summit face significant barriers from childcare, transportation, housing to food insecurity, or a criminal background (approximately 40% of the construction program). Our advising team, support services department, and career services division work with our students to assist in addressing those barriers and partners with external community resources to refer students to additional support. At Summit Academy OIC, we believe that: “the best social service program in the world is a job” and employ training and advocacy as central tenants to address the economic and racial disparities in the State of Minnesota. Our core principles are focused on delivering the right training, the right skills, and the right social networks.
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Member Duties : At Summit Academy OIC, you will become an integrated team member with an organization that has a rich history in economic empowerment of African Americans. Under the vision and leadership of Reverend Leon Sullivan, the first OIC training center was founded in 1964 in an abandoned jailhouse in North Philadelphia. Rev. Sullivan believed that jobs were the key to economic development and true empowerment of African Americans. Summit Academy OIC continues to advocate and champion for economic vitality in the African American community. Your work will be pivotal in advancing the mission of the organization by building the financial capability of our students as well as serve the broader community in partnership with the African American Financial Capability Initiative. You will also build community relationships with housing assistance programs and build linkages with organizations that will sustain over time and positively impact the lives of our students and community.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization . 
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Summit Academy Community Resource Navigator (EMERGE)

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2017  To  07/31/2017 

Contact Anne-Marie Kuiper
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis   MN   55405
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73084