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Connecting Resources for a Strong Community - UWSEM
 
 
 
The United Way for Southeast Michigan serving Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our region. We strive to provide a world-class experience for individuals to get involved in and support causes they care about in ways that are engaging, meaningful and transformative. We empower individuals to take action, invite others to join the fight, and scale their impact. Forty percent of Michigan households struggle to afford food, housing, transportation, housing childcare and healthcare – VISTA members are needed to connect that 40% with needed resources available in the community. Members will be the boots-on-the-ground introducing a powerful new community solution for struggling families to gain financial stability. United Way is partnering with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to integrate community resources with public benefits and make them accessible in a powerful online system, MI Bridges. VISTA members will bring this innovation to nonprofit partners serving low-income people. They will build capacity for utilization of MI Bridges to provide resources for strong households and a strong community.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA members will gain expertise with Michigan’s powerful new online community resource hub, MI Bridges, through participating in training and practicing Community Navigation Partner assistance. They will develop a plan for building the capacity of MI Bridges utilization that will identify and engage Community Access Partners and increase the number of libraries, community colleges, and community centers making computers available for people to self-service MI Bridges. Members will outreach and enroll Community Navigation Partner nonprofits and develop protocols to ensure that Referral Partners are in the 211 community resource database. VISTAs will publicize MI Bridges to targeted audiences by inventorying available MI Bridges marketing tools, developing needed community-specific materials, and providing materials to Community Partner organizations. Members will get considerable exposure with nonprofit organizations while improving conditions for those who struggle financially.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Outreach ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Connecting Resources for a Strong Community - UWSEM

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 MICHIGAN  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/21/2018  To  06/11/2018 

Contact Nancy Lindman
330 Marshall St
Lansing   MI   48912
517 6649802
nlindman@uwmich.org
www.uwmich.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79195


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