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EDC Old First Ward: Resource & Outreach Coordinator
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. 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 : The Old First Ward Community Center (OFW) serves the population of the historic Old First Ward neighborhood and Buffalo River communities. With a focus on economic development, housing improvement, education, and social and recreational services, The OFW serves a diverse population comprised of varying ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses. The Resource Center and Outreach Coordinator will manage the OFW resource center which assists the community with resume writing, job placement, home utility assistance, and computer literacy. The EDC AmeriCorps will also oversee the Buffalo River Food Pantry and conduct outreach on behalf of the OFW housing department, including off-site events and gatherings, fostering of current and creation of new relationships with local agencies, and provide financial literacy supportive services. When applicable, the EDC AmeriCorps will offer supplemental support to youth and volunteer services.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services . 
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EDC Old First Ward: Resource & Outreach Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
10/02/2019  -   09/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  08/05/2019  To  09/20/2019 

Contact Jacob Fox
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
7164188500 e145

Listing ID 91116