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Serve New York VISTA 2019: LAWNY Rochester
Serve New York mobilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions focused on expanding educational opportunities, ensuring economic opportunity for all, and creating healthy futures for the residents of NY. The goal of Serve New York is to strengthen communities across the state and to allow organizations within them to better provide services to impoverished individuals and families. The Serve New York program has partner organizations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Bath, Ithaca, Geneva, and White Plains. While serving, members receive support from the VISTA team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. The support includes monthly training, a social network of fellow members, and daily support from VISTA leaders.
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Member Duties : LawNY is a non-profit law firm that provides access to the justice system for low-income individuals and other vulnerable populations who have civil legal problems. LawNY provides a broad range of civil legal assistance, including advocacy related to the common issues related to the impacts of opioid disorders. These include advocacy related to removing barriers to accessing healthcare, income and housing. The goal of the project is to enhance and support the coordination and provision of civil legal information and services to individuals and families impacted by the opioid crisis. The VISTA member will increase affected community members’ access to civil legal services through the relationship building, training's and resource development. The VISTA member’s activities will prioritize services to economically disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations in LawNY’s services area, with a primary focus on Monroe County residents.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications . 
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Serve New York VISTA 2019: LAWNY Rochester

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  

Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2019  To  08/19/2020 

Contact Matthew Chavez
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79617