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EDC Rural Outreach Center (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 : The mission of the Rural Outreach Center is to break the cycle of rural poverty by accompanying people to self-sufficiency. The ROC improves the lives of the rural poor in southern Western New York by breaking the cycle of generational poverty. The ROC provides multiple wrap around services that are otherwise difficult to come by in a wide geographic area. The Economic Development Coordinator will provide participants with income/expense analysis, assist with budgeting and provide ongoing financial literacy and mentoring to ensure financial stability and a savings mentality. The EDC AmeriCorps will help implement the workforce and development program including nurturing cottage industries, a career development program and cooperation with other agencies to engage in broader community development activities. They will offer introductory financial courses in the community and help ROC participants gather resources needed to assess their current financial status.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

EDC Rural Outreach Center (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 91117