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Families Moving Forward - Workforce Development Associate
Families Moving Forward, located in Durham, NC is a local non-profit organization with a mission to offer a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. We work together to help create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support. Families Moving Forward provides emergency shelter to 21 families at a time. Families receive case management support and onsite programming is offered weekly for parents and children during their stay in the shelter, and after they have transitioned into the aftercare program. Aftercare case management is offered to all families once they move into permanent housing for 12 months. The VISTA member will work towards the mission of the organization by creating or expanding services offered. The VISTA member will focus on developing systems, communication processes, partnerships and resources to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the programs and services offered to Families Moving Forward’s current and former guests.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : This VISTA member will develop sustainable partnerships and programs for the parents at FMF in the area of improved education and employment. These initiatives will benefit parents currently staying at FMF and those in the aftercare program. These systems will enable FMF to provide additional focus on education and employment for homeless or recently homeless families in Durham, with a goal of reducing the cycle of poverty and homelessness. The VISTA activities will include developing outreach strategies to increase local businesses to partner with FMF to offer employment to guests * Research and develop a plan to implement a week-long teen apprenticeship program * Identify and cultivate partnerships with local organizations providing soft-skills training or licensure programs * Work with Dir of Development to identify and apply for funding opportunities for scholarships * Develop quarterly programs for parents related to entrepreneurship and licensure/ certification programs.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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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 and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Families Moving Forward - Workforce Development Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/10/2018  -   08/09/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/22/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Tasha Melvin
300 N Queen St
Durham   NC   27701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81391