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2018 Embarras River Basin Agency VISTA Summer Associate
Embarras River Basin Agency (ERBA) is a Community Action Agency organized to administer grants and other programming for the target population of low-income citizens of all ages. ERBA provides services and administers grants for the following counties: Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland. The VISTA will develop a system to contact area stakeholder to create awareness of ERBA Housing Counseling programs, offer our services, develop partnerships and ask for resources. The VISTA will conduct research for the need of affordable housing in our nine counties, collecting data and contacting local authorities. The VISTA will also create new financial literacy program, may include workshop or online course, with a certification. We are looking for a member who has a positive attitude, hardworking and self-starter. Familiarity with the area with a plus. Passionate about serving ERBA’s customers, and excited to begin new programs.
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Member Duties : Develop a system to contact area stakeholders to create awareness of programs, offer our services, develop partnerships and ask for resources. A database of 75% area stakeholders will be developed by 7/6/18 and contacts will be made. A follow up contact after 30 days to verify information, create partnership and collect resources. Conduct research to determine the need for affordable housing in 9 counties. Contact 100% of 9 counties officials to determine baseline interest of affordable house. If a county is interested, research data from three sources. A focus group will be done with the counties most interested to determine if the process moves forward. Develop a new financial literacy program to best reach clients. Analyze the current three Financial literacy programs and research three more options at least one option on-line with a certification. Conduct one workshop and have clients complete an evaluation for feedback.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing . 
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2018 Embarras River Basin Agency VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/04/2018  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2018  To  06/15/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
825 18th St
Charleston   IL   61920
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79969