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Opportunity Council - WFCN - Opportunity Neighborhoods VISTA
WFCN builds the capacity of communities and organizations in Whatcom County to support children, youth and families so that they can develop the skills and opportunities they need to lead healthy productive lives. WFCN aims to prevent child abuse and neglect, youth substance abuse and violence, and to support school success through community change and capacity building efforts. This project aims to build community capacity and resilience in three opportunity neighborhoods where each neighborhood is unique, but shares conditions of high poverty, racial or cultural diversity, and need to build social connections to increase community wellbeing and hope. In all neighborhoods, the VISTA program will aim to apply a strengths-based framework to further grow social bonds and identify assets and resources available to the communities through their residents, businesses and social services providers. The VISTA participates in and develops new community collaborations with government, social services, business and volunteer sectors. Ultimately the purpose is to build hope so that individuals, families and communities thrive in settings where social and economic opportunities and skills allow all to reach their chosen human potentials and to reduce or eliminate exposure to childhood trauma/adverse experiences.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Recruits local resident volunteers to build a community center advisory council and a cadre of individuals to provide service navigation and referral to community members; Develops programmatic partnerships with community organizations and neighbors; Develop employment training opportunities for local low income adults and teens; This includes a Summer of Service project for low-income teens and development of a partnership with Worksource or Workfirst. Participates in and develops new cross-sector collaborations; Develops systems, policies and procedures that aim at sustainability of relationships and efforts; Coordinates and convenes local events and meetings where individuals and organizations build social connections for the purpose of strengthening community through health equity, economic and social justice and to decrease exposure to childhood adverse experiences.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Communications . 
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Opportunity Council - WFCN - Opportunity Neighborhoods VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2018  -   02/18/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  11/09/2017  To  01/02/2018 

Contact Lisa Sohni
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 77495


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