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19-20 VISTA Economic Equity Project Coordinator
The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission VISTA project will identify local economic opportunities and gaps for low-income adults and youth and seek to connect the community with the resources and fill in the gaps. In Des Moines, 14.6% of the population is below the poverty level, of that 32.8% are Black/African American, 31.8% are two or more races, 14.8% are Hispanic/Latino, 11.2% are White, and 7.9% are Asian. The VISTA will address economic inequities and opportunity barriers that low-income non-White individuals in Des Moines face, by collaborating with organizational partners and community members. The VISTA will connect with the community, with the goal to build trust and eventually establish a sustainable connection and relationship between individuals and opportunity providers. Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission is part of the Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) VISTA Community Corps program. IACC is a membership organization for colleges and universities committed to the public role of higher education. The IACC VISTA Community Corps builds partnerships between member campuses and community-based organizations, building capacity and alleviating poverty in relation to education and economic opportunity. While IACC VISTA positions are located across the state of Iowa, this position is located in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Member Duties : • Organize community dialogues to assess skills gap. • Create materials (e.g. brochures) to help raise awareness about skills, gaps, and economic opportunities based on initial assessment. o Organize and facilitate discussion sessions with community members to ensure underrepresented and hard-to-reach populations are included in community meetings. • Raise awareness about sills, gaps, and economic opportunities by tabling at various community events.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living 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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

19-20 VISTA Economic Equity Project Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
02/04/2019  -   02/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/16/2018  To  01/05/2019 

Contact Joseph Greene
2500 Fleur Dr
Des Moines   IA   50321
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85170