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EDC Neighborhood Legal Services: Veteran Family Advocate
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 legal assistance and representation to people challenged by poverty and disability in cases involving landlord/tenant, family law, public benefits law, and disability related issues. The NLS Veterans Advocacy Project provides legal assistance and representation to low-income veterans and military families. Through a partnership with the VA Hospital, NLS staffs a Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the VA Hospital and at other veteran advocacy agencies. The Veteran and Military Family Advocate will interview veteran and military family clients, determine their eligibility for NLS services, ascertain client’s legal needs and goals, and help identify legal, advocacy or financial literacy strategies to achieve these goals. The EDC AmeriCorps will take part in community outreach and education efforts, provide financial tutoring in the community, and assist clients with completing budgeting goals and applications for assistance.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Veterans ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Veterans ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

EDC Neighborhood Legal Services: Veteran Family Advocate

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 91115