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Stewards VISTA: Southwest Conservation Corps(SCC) Los Valles
Southwest Conservation Corps empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. SCC is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization that engages youth (14-18), young adults (18+) and military veterans in conservation based projects on public lands. The VISTA will focus on the development and improvement of youth programs, which are based in counties located around Salida and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. SCC’s youth programs engages local youth to develop work ethic, environmental stewardship, civic engagement, and life skills through experiential learning and local project work. SCC runs youth programs in 8 counties and serves approximately 60 youth each year. The VISTA’s, working closely with SCC’s Youth Program Manager, will be responsible for supporting an increase the quality of youth programming provided by SCC and to develop strategies for tracking member development. The VISTA will be based out of Salida, CO and the San Luis Valley and will work closely with partners and youth in the valley.
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Member Duties : POVERTY ALLEVIATION through environmental conservancy, education & jobs development, and community engagement & leadership development 1. Promote service opportunities to local communities 2. Encourage community engagement in response to local environmental issues. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT to raise awareness of volunteerism, education & training opportunities, and non-traditional career pathways with a target list of local community organizations 1. Identify Community Engagement goals. 2. Create Relationship-building Opportunities 3. Identify Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals FUND DEVELOPMENT/GRANT WRITING to provide a measurable increase in capital campaign projects and other fundraising efforts that will support diversity strategies 1. Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding for sustainability of Program and quality growth of service projects. 2. Identify grants for community and DEI service.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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Stewards VISTA: Southwest Conservation Corps(SCC) Los Valles

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/09/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2019  To  08/02/2019 

Contact Patricia Silva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88241