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College Health Corps, Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University prepares students to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global communities. Our comprehensive degree programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, are dedicated to connecting students’ academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world. The primary project goal is to improve the health and academic success of low-income and underrepresented students through partnerships and students serving each other, increasing access to mental health, nutrition, and other non-academic supports on campus. Key partners will be Healthy56256, SMSU Center for Civic and Community Engagement, SMSU Access, Opportunity & Success, Marshall Area YMCA, City of Marshall, SHIP, and Marshall Public Schools. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Increase low-income students’ access to mental health resources. Increase low-income students’ access to emergency food by expanding the work of the Healthy56258 Nutrition Network. Increase low-income students’ and students of color experience of an inclusive campus environment by developing linkages between SMSU’s office of Access, Opportunity and Success (AOS) and the above mental health and nutrition access efforts.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  A dorm room for housing, campus parking ,  Housing ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Southwest Minnesota State University

Program Start/End Date
07/09/2018  -   07/08/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  05/04/2018 

Contact Stacy Frost
1501 State St
Marshall   MN   56258
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78819