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Community Impact VISTA Member
 
 
 
United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. We are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to participate in our effort to address basic needs within Greater New Haven and our work with Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families, by taking an active role in projects around housing, hunger, and financial stability. The AmeriCorps VISTA, along with the Community Impact Team, will engage key stakeholders in the region while also working to craft solutions that address the basic needs of residents. This position is a year-long commitment with potential to extend for a second year. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will gain professional experience and be given the opportunity for professional development through various workshops and trainings.
 
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Member Duties : Develop and implement community Needs Assessments regarding basic needs for ALICE families such as housing, food security, and financial security. Work with numerous key partners to build relationships and expand individualized community services to towns in the Greater New Haven region. Partners include local city/town government, non-profit partners, service providers, and universities. Coordinate and manage volunteers through various community impact projects, such as a monthly mobile food pantries and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites. Support local grassroots organizations with outreach and advocacy work. Support state-wide United Way efforts to create solutions for ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) families through various projects. Work with the internal communications team and key stakeholders to create outreach and marketing materials like resource guides and event flyers. Create evaluations, collect information, and form data reports.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Community Impact VISTA Member

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  04/10/2019  To  06/30/2019 

Contact Jason Martinez
370 James St
New Haven   CT   06513
203-691-4212
jmartinez@uwgnh.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88004


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