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Hartford THRIVE!-Youth Money School VISTA
Thrive means to grow and develop powerfully. The vision of the Hartford THRIVE! project is to live in a community where every member has access to resources that allows them to thrive. Picture a tree in full bloom. If you denied that tree access to water, soil, and sunlight you would have jeopardized its ability to grow to its full potential. Similarly, every person needs access to three basic needs to bloom: food, housing, and economic security. At Hartford Thrive! 9 AmeriCorps VISTA members at 5 non profits all build and expand programs that create access to one of these three vital nutrients and much more. Youth Money School VISTA will serve at Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS). Founded in 1910, CAHS promotes family economic security strategies that empower low-income working families to achieve financial independence. Our mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future. CAHS works to reduce poverty and build family economic success (FES) through outreach, education, and policy work. We inform service providers and others to advocate for policy and practice changes that move low- to moderate-income (LMI) families toward prosperity. Most efforts are directed at families under 130 percent of the federal poverty level and all at families under 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Youth Money School trains volunteers and pairs them with agencies who serve youth, in order to provide interactive and fun workshops on financial issues that speak to low income youth living in the Hartford area. Our goal is to help youth develop better money habits that they can use to get ahead in life.
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Member Duties : The Youth Money School (YMS) VISTA will work with schools & nonprofits to help youth & young adults form better money habits, increase their financial knowledge, & improve their financial capability. The VISTA will recruit new volunteers to serve as financial educators, identify community partners who work with youth & young adults, train volunteers to utilize the YMS curriculum, & work closely with community partners to support the development & sustainability of the YMS. Other key responsibilities include: integrate efforts with CAHS' CT Money School financial education sites, equip volunteers & staff to lead the program beyond duration of VISTA placement, work with an advisory council consisting of service beneficiaries to guide the program's approach, track youth progress through the workshops, facilitate YMS marketing & outreach strategy, develop evaluation tools to provide guidance around best practices of YMS, & produce handbook on how to run YMS.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Urban Planning ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Interest in finance ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Counseling . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Hartford THRIVE!-Youth Money School VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/31/2017  -   08/03/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  


Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2017  To  06/30/2017 

Contact Wanda Guzman
Hands on Hartford
Hartford   CT   06106
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73300