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Exodus Lending-Communications/Fundraising Specialist [MCN]
 
 
 
Exodus Lending refinances payday loan debt without charging any fees or interest. Payday loans are short-term loans that are easy to get, but hard to pay off, making them very expensive. Payday lenders require direct access to the borrower’s bank account and make these loans without fully investigating the borrower’s ability to repay the loan. Borrowers unable to pay off the loan by their next payday often re-borrow, leading to “the payday debt trap.” The debt trap is most severe in low-income communities and communities of color, where many people don’t qualify for conventional bank loans or credit cards. Exodus Lending gets Minnesotans out of payday loan debt and back on track financially by enrolling and supporting them in a 0% interest refinance program, lending up to $1,000 to qualified participants.
 
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Member Duties : Our VISTA will share information about our program via MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter and newsletters because, although successful in our work, Exodus Lending remains fairly unknown in the community. The VISTA will help us communicate with current and new potential stakeholders to raise awareness of the problem of payday loans and how Exodus Lending can help individuals who are trapped by these loans break free and start to save for the future. The VISTA will also work with staff to set up a yearly fundraising plan and help carry out specific fundraising activities. Some specific activities include the following: Research and review current outreach methods; Investigate which payday lenders were most used in 2018 and which areas of the state of Minnesota are most-targeted by payday lenders; Work with staff and board outreach committee to determine communications strategy for stakeholders, including using MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, paper newsletters, etc.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*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 . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Exodus Lending-Communications/Fundraising Specialist [MCN]

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/10/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/20/2019  To  10/16/2019 

Contact Jesse Chang
2314 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114
6517573083
jchang@minnesotanonprofits.org
http://www.mcnvista.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87097


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