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United Way of Geauga County Community Impact VISTA
United Way of Geauga County (UWGC) is recognized and respected among business representatives and community members as a leader in improving the quality of life in our community. We collaborate with others to address community needs and provide support for dozens of local partners. 1 in 13 people in Geauga live below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and research shows 25% of Geauga County residents struggle to meet basic needs such as housing, utilities and food. That's why United Way is developing programs and funding partners that move low-income households away from the brink of crisis toward financial stability. We believe that financial stability often begins with improving awareness of, and providing access to financial resources, including local, state and federal benefits designed to encourage self-sufficiency. AmeriCorps VISTA, in collaboration with our team and community partners that serve economically disadvantaged and at-risk individuals and families, will help develop and expand the Geauga Income Collaborative’s (GIC) Bridges2Work program, an effort to connect under resourced individuals to educational opportunities as well as connect them to local employers who need trained employees. Program development for a reentry program serving the county jail will be part of the VISTA’s service. VISTA will also help address poverty in our community by engaging volunteers to collaborate on solutions that increase the financial stability of residents and helping identify career pathways for underemployed and unemployed individuals who need assistance towards greater financial stability.
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Member Duties : VISTA will research and identify community programs that provide tax preparation, financial education, job training and other skill development services, evaluate the effectiveness of those programs and develop an outreach plan to build awareness of those programs; recommend and begin implementation of strategies that leverage community members and employees of local companies as volunteers to strengthen and expand those programs; plan and execute a poverty simulation and/or two volunteer activities that will help local individuals families living in poverty; support the expansion and long-term sustainability of the collaborative Bridges2Work effort and Jail Reentry program.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Ex-Offender Reentry . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of Geauga County Community Impact VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  12/05/2018  To  01/25/2019 

Contact Monica Bricker-Thompson
209 Center St
Chardon   OH   44024
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79321