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College Health Corps, Partners for Affordable Housing
 
 
 
Celebrating our 35th year, our agency addresses housing and other barriers which impact the ability to live healthy and happy lives. We prioritize women and families and work collaboratively with many other agencies to provide meaningful solutions. Our programs include emergency residential shelter providing safe housing and supportive services for up to 90 days, transitional housing with supportive services and financial assistance for up to 24 months, 32 permanent housing units, Free Store which is open to the community, and we are also working to open a new emergency shelter in a neighboring city this summer. The VISTA will fill our need to develop volunteer and outreach programming. The VISTA will gain valuable experience with the variety of programs and activities that we have, in working with our partner agencies, exploring opportunities for growth or change, and working with our team to strengthen our infrastructure and plan for our future. Creating awareness has been a considerable focus in the past year and envision that the VISTA will play an important role in our outreach plan, which is tied to our developing communications plan. Join our team of passionate individuals and make a difference! ---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 : Develop and pilot a program framework, utilizing area campus-community partnerships to create and strengthen community ties to combat homelessness and meet the needs of low-income students and low-income people to reduce the burden of poverty in the Mankato-St. Peter area. Specific outcomes include: Utilize volunteers to raise awareness of homelessness in Mankato-St. Peter community and support ongoing PAH community programs Determine the needs of program participants which will be used to continually inform PAH’s homelessness programs Develop community awareness campaigns about homelessness in the Mankato-St. Peter area to expand visibility of homelessness and to reduce stigma Develop an organizational plan for development and grants to maintain PAH’s commitment to reducing homelessness in Mankato-St. Peter area
 
Program Benefits : $50/month grocery card ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, Partners for Affordable Housing

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  05/03/2019 

Contact Jen Theneman
151 Good Counsel Dr
Mankato   MN   56001
507-387-2115
jen@partnersforhousing.org
www.partnersforhousing.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86905


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