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CoF Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA
The Fairbanks Youth Advocates operates The Door, the only youth emergency shelter in Interior Alaska and is one of the organizations that will be assisting with the development of Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) projects. The YHDP is a federal program that encourages organizations to try innovative housing interventions for youth experiencing homelessness. The YHDP projects are collaborative projects that are strongly influenced by transitional age youth with lived experience in homelessness. The YHDP is new to Fairbanks and the CoF Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA will have a vital role in ensuring the implementation of viable YHDP projects. This is a volunteer service position with a living allowance of $1,333 per month and an annual education award of $6,095.
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Member Duties : The CoF Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA will assist in the development of anti-poverty YHDP projects in the community. Activities will include: • Assess local anti-poverty youth programs • Research successful YHDP projects and best practices in homelessness services for youth • Recruit youth and youth organization to participate in YHDP planning and implementation • Assist the Fairbanks Adolescent Action Board in the development, articulation, and promotion of YHDP project concepts • Facilitate YHDP planning sessions • Explore additional funding sources for YHDP projects and related anti-poverty programs • Assist with fundraising for YHDP projects as needed
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
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CoF Fairbanks Youth Homelessness Demonstration VISTA

Program Start/End Date
03/16/2020  -   03/15/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/19/2019  To  02/14/2020 

Contact Marylee Bates
122 10th Ave
Fairbanks   AK   99701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92220