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MTCC - Accelerate MT: Connecting to Entrepreneurship
University of Montana's students are leaving between their freshman and sophomore year at a rate of 32%. Low income Native American students on campus are leaving at far higher rates. With a focus on rural, Native American, and disadvantaged populations, the VISTA will help develop funding and entrepreneurial methodologies to give new tools to low income high schoolers, college students and faculty, as well as alumni to move out of poverty. Accelerate Montana helps Montana businesses to increase their success from those in the idea stage all the way to those looking for global expansion. The programs that comprise Accelerate Montana serve all stages of business, from startups to established businesses, and link to opportunities both within Montana and outside U.S. borders. Accelerate Montana organizations collectively reach approximately 700 business and entrepreneurs each year helping to bring tens of millions of dollars in investment capital, grant, and contracts to the state of Montana.
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Member Duties : Increase sustainability and capacity of the program to target low income populations through grant research and writing; Establish pathways of welcome for disadvantaged populations, like Native Americans and women, on campus to increase retention and entrepreneurial thinking; Create and deliver meaningful trainings to serve each population; Increase Native American and rural community involvement in problem-solving and entrepreneurial methodologies; Provide outreach and trainings to high school teachers, high school student organizations, and alumni partners that can teach others about design-thinking and entrepreneurial methodologies; Increase awareness around the impacts of entrepreneurship on people living in poverty.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

MTCC - Accelerate MT: Connecting to Entrepreneurship

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/22/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2018  To  07/23/2018 

Contact Erin Barstow
Davidson Honors College
Missoula   MT   59812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79295