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Families Moving Forward- Workforce Development Associate
 
 
 
Families Moving Forward, located in Durham, NC, is a local non-profit organization with a mission to offer a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. We work together to help create a path to stability and self-sufficiency through personalized services and ongoing community support. Families Moving Forward provides emergency shelter to 21 families at a time. Families receive case management support and onsite programming is offered weekly for parents and children during their stay in the shelter, and after they have transitioned into the aftercare program. Aftercare case management is offered to all families once they move into permanent housing for 12 months. The VISTA member will work towards the mission of the organization by creating or expanding services offered. The VISTA member will focus on developing systems, communication processes, partnerships and resources to ensure the sustainability and expansion of the programs and services offered to Families Moving Forward’s current and former guests.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will address and develop sustainable partnerships and programs for the parents and teenagers at Families Moving Forward in the area of improved education and employment. These initiatives will benefit parents currently staying at FMF and those that are in the aftercare program. These systems will enable Families Moving Forward to provide additional focus on education and employment for homeless or recently homeless families in Durham, with a goal of reducing the cycle of poverty and homelessness. The VISTA member activities will include: expanding the teen fellowship program to offer throughout the year; increasing partnerships with local businesses to collaborate with FMF to offer employment to guests; identify and cultivate partnerships with local organizations providing soft-skills training or licensure programs; work with Director of Development to identify and apply for funding opportunities for scholarships; and establish stackable credentialing program.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 :
Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Families Moving Forward- Workforce Development Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/13/2019  To  09/30/2019 

Contact Tasha Melvin
300 N Queen St
Durham   NC   27701
919-683-5878
tasha@fmfnc.org
fmfnc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89142


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