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YMCA Immigrant & Opportunity Youth VISTA Project (UofILeft)
VISTA will build the capacity of the YMCA of the University of Illinois’ new Welcome Center to enhance our information and referral services via our La Linea helpline, which connects our immigrant communities to vital resources to end the cycle of poverty. VISTA member will primarily build volunteer infrastructure, develop partnerships within our community to extend the reach of our Welcome Center, and investigate and develop new possible resources to support these programs. The University YMCA is not a typical pool or gym Y, but instead has been a vital part of the University of Illinois’ campus and Champaign County community life since its formation in 1873. The Y develops students who share a commitment to making our world a better place. The Y has a proud legacy of responding to community needs and serving as a bridge between the university and community by working with social justice, protecting our environment encouraging interfaith collaboration and promoting global engagement. The Y is located right off the main Quad of the University of Illinois campus, offering an exciting work atmosphere with a close-knit staff of about 8 professional staff members. We recently hired an Immigrations Outreach Programs Coordinator, who will help supervise this position. Both positions will have training opportunities. The summer months will be focused on planning and onboarding, and outreach and fundraising will hit the ground running in August. This VISTA will also work with our Youth-at-Risk Programs Capacity Coordinator. The great thing about our Champaign-Urbana community is the access to exciting micro-urban life with a low cost of living. The Y will offer full transportation access pass to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses, which is an award-winning transit system. Champaign-Urbana is also a bike friendly community.
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Member Duties : Build the volunteer infrastructure of the La Linea and Welcome Center programs in order to establish robust capacity to better serve youth at risk and immigrants. Investigate and build new resources to support the sustainability of these programs. Develop partnerships within our community to extend the reach of our Welcome Center work
Program Benefits : Housing Assist, Y Membership, Trans Cost ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services . 
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YMCA Immigrant & Opportunity Youth VISTA Project (UofILeft)

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Multilingual preferred

Accepting Applications
From  04/13/2017  To  08/01/2017 

Contact Jillian Jayde Hastings
101 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago   IL   60606
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73353