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San Luis Valley Transit & Mobility Access VISTA–Alamosa, CO
What does mobility mean in rural Colorado? Mobility helps alleviate poverty, increase access to health services, and improve the quality of life for a very diverse population. Apply to this exciting opportunity to connect communities in the South Central Colorado and the San Luis Valley in picturesque Alamosa, Colorado! This project will build capacity for the San Luis Valley Regional Transit Council which provides transit and mobility services in an economically distressed region of six-counties in South Central CO whose poverty levels by county range from 12.0% to 29.6%. The goal of the project is to alleviate poverty, increase access to health services, and improve the quality of life for the population. The VISTA will assist with the development of a regional transit council, engage with community leaders and elected officials, conduct outreach to underrepresented constituencies, inventory existing services, identify service gaps and needs, develop marketing tools for new services, support and centralize grant writing resources, among other activities. The Mystic San Luis Valley is situated in South Central Colorado. The valley is a 125-mile stretch of the Rockies front range defined by the high mountains of the Sangre de Cristos to the east and the San Juans to the west. With more than 500,000 acres of public land, the Valley offers tons of recreational opportunities in the towering mountain ranges, flat prairies, icy mountain streams, geothermal wells feeding hot springs and spas, rough and tumble rodeos, tranquil evenings in the parks, large expanses of dark skies, free concerts, eclectic music venues, and tourist trains and historic downtown buildings. This position also has housing assistance of $400 per month (paid directly to the landlord) to ensure quality housing as well as DCI's opportunities for professional development and a valuable network of experts. Applicants who are either fluent or familiar with Spanish are encouraged to apply.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will be working in the following areas: capacity and sustainability, communications, community outreach, data and research, and improving efficiencies. Some of the specific activities the VISTA will be doing include: community outreach and communication, developing a strategy for recruitment of volunteers, promote and explain current and future initiatives to improve and provide transit services to the public, developing a marketing program for current and new services, among others.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Rental Subsidy ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Architectural Planning ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Urban Planning ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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San Luis Valley Transit & Mobility Access VISTA–Alamosa, CO

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/12/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  06/30/2019  To  11/03/2019 

Contact Kylie Brown
1420 N Ogden St
Denver   CO   80218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85921