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EDC Neighborhood Legal Services: Housing (6-month term)
Economic Development Corps (EDC) AmeriCorps are placed in non-profit and educational institutions across the Buffalo-Niagara Region and provide financial literacy and tutoring services to their host site and clients. This is a 6-month 900 hour service term. Participation in the EDC program provides members the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experiences and positions them for success in future employment and community service. EDC members are not required to have prior financial or human services experience. What we look for is a willingness and attitude to commit yourself to a term of service. We want individuals who are thoughtful, kind, hardworking, and have a passion for creating positive change. EDC is committed to: Improving the lives of the people we serve; Helping our partner organizations fulfill their missions; Creating supportive community; Developing and training EDC AmeriCorps to be prepared for the world to come. Members are expected to become not only part of the EDC team, but full participants in the activities and culture of their site. While serving, members receive support from the EDC team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. This support includes an AmeriCorps retreat, orientation, monthly trainings, a social network of fellow members, individualized professional development opportunities, life after AmeriCorps planning, and opportunities to participate in national days of service.
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Member Duties : Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS) provides free civil legal services to individuals challenged by poverty and/or disability. The Housing Unit Advocate will serve with a team of NLS Housing Unit advocacy staff at Buffalo and Lackawanna City Court assisting tenants facing eviction through the Attorney of the Morning Program – a homeless prevention program located at NLS. The AmeriCorps member will interview tenants facing eviction, determine their eligibility for NLS services, ascertain tenant’s goals, and help identify legal or negotiations strategies to help achieve those goals. The EDC AmeriCorps will take part in community outreach efforts designed to reach economically disadvantage households challenged by unaffordable or unsafe housing. The EDC AmeriCorps will also interview and advocate for clients who contact NLD directly and have the opportunity to provide financial coaching to NLS clients.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Veterans . 
Skills :
Veterans ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services . 
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EDC Neighborhood Legal Services: Housing (6-month term)

Program Start/End Date
05/26/2020  -   11/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  01/23/2020  To  05/06/2020 

Contact Jacob Fox
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
7164188500 e145

Listing ID 91113