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Cities of Service, Experience Matters - VISTA Leader
Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. We help coalition cities tap into the knowledge, creativity, and service of their citizens to help identify and solve critical public problems. Cities of Service supports a coalition of more than 260 cities, representing over 73 million people across the Americas and Europe. With a data-driven focus on creating measurable results, Cities of Service provides counsel, expert technical assistance, and proven resources to city leaders and their staff. We bring coalition members together to share best practices, expand networks, and deepen relationships. We also design and manage competitive grant programs for cities that leverage our expertise in advising and connecting cities. The Experience Matters program mobilized volunteers ages 50+ to tackle a driver of poverty related to financial security and youth academic performance. From providing tailored tutoring support to making exterior home improvements, citizen volunteers will be making a difference on poverty and making communities stronger. For its 2019 City Hall AmeriCorps VISTA Experience Matters program, Cities of Service awarded each winning city $25,000 to be used for supporting the efforts of citizen groups and local nonprofits to fight a driver of poverty through home repairs, financial empowerment, youth academic performance, and business start-ups. In addition, two AmeriCorps VISTA members serve in each winning city’s city hall to build capacity and raise awareness. The Experience Matters VISTA Leader will support 12 AmeriCorps VISTA members, who are helping support the program in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Birmingham, Alabama; Columbia, South Carolina; Ft. Worth, Texas; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will be working out of Cities of Service’s office in New York City.
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Member Duties : The Experience Matters AmeriCorps VISTA Leader’s responsibilities will include: support Experience Matters VISTA Members in completing successful VISTA terms; foster a community of practice among VISTA members; under direction of the Program Manager, support the progress of the Experience Matters program; share VISTA members’ work with a broader audience; enhance VISTA project stability and sustainability; and support recruitment and orientation of high quality VISTAs as needed.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Cities of Service, Experience Matters - VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

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


Accepting Applications
From  05/29/2019  To  10/30/2019 

Contact Nikola Pavelic
120 Park Ave
New York   NY   10017
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89742