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PHENND Fellows - Nonprofit Track - PLA Opioid Project
 
 
 
For more than 20 years, Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) has provided free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia. About 30% of the people in Philadelphia live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. For those who are low-income, elderly, or disabled, our legal assistance is often crucial for them to protect their homes, their children, their safety, and their livelihood. PLA is dedicated to helping those who cannot afford legal counsel navigate the legal system, and understand and safeguard their rights. PHENND Fellows is a program that fosters young non-profit leaders who seek to expand the infrastructure for community partnership development across Philadelphia. Through its Nonprofit Track, it places passionate and talented college graduates at local non-profits as AmeriCorps VISTA members. This track has a three-fold mission: (1) Support local nonprofits fighting poverty across a wide range of issues, (2) Train and retain local talent to stay and work in Philadelphia, and (3) Develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders. During the 2019-2020 program year, 35 PHENND Fellows will actively build capacity in local organizations and participate in extensive professional development as a cohort. This program is run by PHENND (The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development), a 30-year-old consortium of over 25 colleges and universities in the Greater Philadelphia region. The consortium actively seeks to revitalize local communities and promote civic responsibility through service learning among the region's higher education institutions. If you want to help build sustainable solutions in Philadelphia, please apply.
 
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Member Duties : The overarching goal of the fellow is to build the capacity of the Medical-Legal-Community Partnership (MLCP) to treat the legal needs of patients with substance use disorder. They will do so by assisting in the implementation of on-site legal aid for Medicine-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) Programs at two Federally-Qualified Health Centers. Specifically, the VISTA will 1) Assist the new MLCP attorney with implementation of the MLCP model in an MAT setting by developing systems for outreach, referral, and patient and health partner education; 2) Implement and/or develop best practices for the delivery of legal services to MAT patients and assess the impact of the previously tested MLCP model on this new patient population; and 3) Build the sustainability of the MAT-MLCP project through grants, strategic partnerships, and other supports.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  SEPTA Monthly Key Pass ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Medicine ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PHENND Fellows - Nonprofit Track - PLA Opioid Project

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/19/2019  To  06/01/2019 

Contact Eden Kainer
3624 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104
2155732379
ekainer87@phennd.org
phennd.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87133


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