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Stewards VISTA: CCCN - Gary IN
The Cities Connecting Children in Nature will help bridge the gap between children living in poverty and the world’s most valuable resource, the environment. The Stewards VISTA will help to develop a program that that connects economic opportunities with conservation of our natural resources by leveraging the program’s three main components: green career exposure, design of natural spaces with youth and activating parks through youth and family engagement. Green Career Exposure: The Stewards Americorps VISTA will coordinate with our city’s local job training partners including, (but not limited to) Jobs for Americas Graduates, Indiana Career Connect, US Forestry Service and Groundwork USA to develop a quality program that teaches young adults work ready skills in environmental jobs. Design Natural Spaces: The Stewards Americorps VISTA will convene traditional and non-traditional partners to assist children with the design and (in some cases) redesign of Gary’s natural areas. Working with the City of Gary Parks Department, Shirley Hines Land Trust, Thea Bowman Schools, our VISTA will research issues with ownership, preservation and land use to make natural areas more useful and inviting to the City’s youngest residents.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1.Strengthen the City of Gary’s capacity to connect low income youth and young adults to nature activities. Step 1: Coordinate with stakeholders to assess and advance opportunities for children’s equitable access to nature in Gary. Step 2: Monitor needs and deliver or develop identified resources; Step 3: Provide other specific support for the CCCN initiative as needed. 2.Provide exposure to and awareness of jobs in the outdoor, environmental and green sectors. Step 1: Assist in the development and implementation of Gary Green Team and 2020 Green Summer Jobs Program; Step 2: Ensure compliance with city, NLC and other regulatory agency requirements and policies; Step 3: Help develop training opportunities for youth through nature-based programs and outdoor experiences. 3.Track Performance Measures (outputs and outcomes) and submit quarterly and final progress reports inclusive of qualitative and quantitative data.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Stewards VISTA: CCCN - Gary IN

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2019  -   12/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS ,  INDIANA   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  09/20/2019  To  12/01/2019 

Contact John Micheal Aurednik
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 91849