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EDC WNY Law Center: Legal Advocate (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 Western New York Law Center is to serve and educate community members on issues relating to housing, banking, and consumer debt. The Law Center engages in research and advocacy for policy solutions to issues directly impacting low to moderate income communities regarding their financial well-being. This includes but is not limited to representing homeowners in the foreclosure process, finding solutions for vacant and abandoned homes, and advocating for better banking access to traditionally underserved populations. The Foreclosure Prevention Specialist will help foreclosure clients through the process to save their homes as well as to create outreach materials and events to educate City of Buffalo community members about the property tax/value reassessment happening. The EDC AmeriCorps will serve closely with the Law Center’s outreach coordinator, attorneys, and other office volunteers, and will gain valuable experience in legal matters effecting the community.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Law ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education . 
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EDC WNY Law Center: Legal Advocate (6-month term)

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

Work Schedule Full Time

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

Listing ID 91118