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College Health Corps, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
As a Lasallian Catholic university based in both Winona and the Twin Cities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks to provide an excellent educational experience while upholding respect for the dignity of all individuals, building inclusive, participatory community through ecumenical and inter-religious openness, being in solidarity with the poor, and advocating for those suffering from injustices. Our Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP), in the heart of the Phillips-West neighborhood in Minneapolis, offers programs to adult students. We are committed to addressing present-day challenges by striving to remain affordable for students and through distinctiveness in structure. Many of our students and those in the surrounding community face struggles related to accessing resources to meet basic needs. The VISTA would help us address these challenges by increasing access to services and resources. This includes developing a resource guide, establishing partnerships to ensure low-income student and community members receive access to services, and hosting two resources fairs and onsite clinics for low-income students and community members to meet with providers and apply for cash assistance, health insurance, food support, utility assistance, and other services. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Enhance access to culturally-responsive and culturally-appropriate mental health counseling and access to resources for students and community members. VISTA tasks will include: Identifying student and community needs through needs assessments to present to internal and external stakeholders. Create a resource guide that can be accessed by students, faculty and staff members, and community members. Identify additional supports and services, contact local service providers to learn more about services provided and gauge capacity to provide services, and create protocols for establishing formal partnerships with local providers. Pilot two resources fairs and additional clinics for services to be provided on campus, such assistance with applying for MNsure, cash assistance, and food support, and renters’ rights and responsibilities classes to prevent evictions and to increase housing stability.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Bus pass . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/11/2019  To  05/31/2019 

Contact Gena Bilden
2500 Park Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55404
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86904