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2018 Hesed House Children's Summer Program VISTA
Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness - one person, one family at a time. It is the culmination of nearly three decades of strategic evolution from a formerly acceptable model of "eats and sheets" to a Comprehensive Homeless Resource Center - a campus of centralized highly skilled professionals collaborating to provide the tools necessary to help individuals and families break free of the shackles binding them to homelessness. The VISTA Summer Associate will work with staff to develop and run a summer activities aimed at helping to instill self-worth, confidence, teamwork, socialization skills, empowerment and hope for the children experiencing homelessness at Hesed House. The activities will focus especially on youth that aren’t otherwise served in the community with camps or activities. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter and team player, capable of running children’s activities with children from vulnerable populations. Previous experience with at-risk children preferred.
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Member Duties : 1. Identify need in programs with staff, identifying children or age groups not being served through community summer camps. 2. Based on identified need, create and schedule activities for summer activities. 3. Canvass resources for local children’s opportunities, such as swimming, movies, etc. Help recruit volunteers and groups to assist with activities, both on-site and in the community. 4. Monitor daily activities for safety and well-being of children in attendance. 5. Address behavioral challenges as needed. 6. Communicate with parents and staff on scheduled activities, challenges and successes of children in attendance. 7. Help transport students to community events if needed. 8. Maintain a safe and respectful environment for all children.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology . 
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2018 Hesed House Children's Summer Program VISTA

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   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2018  To  06/01/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
659 S River St
Aurora   IL   60506
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80273