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Rural Opportunity VISTA program- Macomb Community Action
The Rural Opportunity VISTA Program is hosted by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Directed out of the CEDAM office in Lansing, VISTA members will serve at a host site in rural Michigan where they will create or expand anti-poverty economic development programs. VISTA assignments vary based on the needs of the host site’s community, but all assignments are focused on capacity-building of the organization to improve programs, leverage funds and/or provide volunteer management. Ideal candidates have a dedication to serve the community. All members receive extensive training through two series of informational webinars, quarterly trainings in Lansing and opportunities to attend major professional events across the state. The two webinar series feature information on the community economic development industry and peer-facilitated discussions around transferable skills. CEDAM's AmeriCorps training is designed to prepare members with the experience, skills and knowledge needed for success in professions within community economic development.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member serving with Macomb Community Action will work to implement the organization's commercial kitchen incubator space. This community kitchen will strive to foster entrepreneurship, good food, education and the community. The member will conduct research on incubator kitchen models and work closely with Detroit Kitchen Connect to develop the design and layout of the kitchen. They will create standard operating procedures, develop a contract and fee schedule for the rental space. The member will play a key role in establishing a culinary training program by developing partnerships with local colleges. The VISTA member will also develop partnerships with the local health department, MSU extension, local community colleges, and Gleaners to bring nutrition education classes, food demonstrations, Cooking Matters and food safety classes to the community kitchen. They will create a community events calendar of classes and design and implement a marketing plan for these classes.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Rural Opportunity VISTA program- Macomb Community Action

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  11/20/2018  To  01/01/2020 

Contact Rachel Diskin
196 N Rose St
Mount Clemens   MI   48043
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85070