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College Health Corps, Sustainable Resources Center
 
 
 
Sustainable Resources Center (SRC) is a non-profit organization that believes everyone has a right to live in a safe, energy efficient, and healthy home. Our mission is to create healthy and energy efficient home environments in partnership with families and communities. Our programs include weatherization, lead hazard education and control, and aging-in-place services. Lead poisoning in children is still a serious public health concern affecting children’s brain and developing nervous system, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Our goal is that families and community members be aware of the dangers of lead poisoning and the resources available to them. Be an integral part of expanding SRC’s volunteer/internship program to new university campuses to gain more student volunteers/interns. Use your creativity to impact health by creating new educational outreach materials and developing a train-the-trainer curriculum about lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes. Engage community partners and expand educational outreach events in low in-come neighborhoods of Hennepin County. Events will include lead blood screenings, health fairs, puppet shows, and presentations. ---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 : Expand Sustainable Resources Center’s system to engage at least two new campuses and community partners to gain more volunteers/interns and to support the expansion of education outreach opportunities. Develop partnerships with Community Health Worker, Nursing, or Public Health programs to secure volunteers to perform outreach activities and provide education to low-income families. Events will include lead blood screening events, health fairs, puppet shows, and presentations. Create new volunteer, educational outreach materials and train-the-trainer curriculum about lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes. Expand the number of educational outreach events by adding additional events in low-income neighborhoods of Hennepin County. Create an evaluation tool for staff and volunteers to utilize and integrate into existing in-home visits, events, and trainings to better inform future outreach done by Sustainable Resources Center.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Health . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, Sustainable Resources Center

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 Rachelle M. Peleska
1081 10th Ave SE
Minneapolis   MN   55414
612-872-3282
r.peleska@src-mn.org
www.src-mn.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86910


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