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Strong City/Bester Community of Hope: Healthy Futures VISTA
This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with Bester Community of Hope in Hagerstown,MD. Strong City sponsors 25 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to Bester Community of Hope and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings. The Office of Student Services at Washington County Public Schools reports that for chronic health issues (anything which the nurse is on alert) Bester Elementary is the #1 school in the county according to need. The VISTA member will assist in the creation of a comprehensive physical health initiative and integrating systems of care will ensure positive outcomes for at-risk youth at Bester Elementary School. Healthy Futures VISTA would focus on the creation and implementation of system redesign to integrate and promote healthcare services and ensure access by youth at Bester Elementary school, the priority population, as well as quality assurance development such as baseline research regarding the needs of children and families in the identified community.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The goal of this VISTA project is integrate and promote healthcare services and ensure access by youth at Bester Elementary school. The VISTA will: 1. Connect to services such as insurance enrollment, managing and linking parents to a database of primary care service providers 2. Support operational activities of the school based health center 3. Create a baseline of 100% enrollment in public/private insurance programs and a working process for new students to register at the time of school admission 4. Create a database of wellness providers 5. Establish a new culture of healthy habits and early intervention practices through strategic partnerships and annual events 6. Integrate mental health, dental and vision needs at the school
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Urban Planning . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Strong City/Bester Community of Hope: Healthy Futures VISTA

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  11/14/2018  To  12/14/2018 

Contact Azure Grimes
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81558