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ConnectHome VISTA 2020: Akron
The ConnectHome VISTA program, facilitated by Serve New York, collaborates with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to close the digital divide, and extend affordable internet access to low-income families throughout the nation. AmeriCorps VISTA members working with ConnectHome build capacity in organizations, government agencies, and institutions focusing on expanding educational opportunities and ensuring economic opportunity. Members work behind-the-scenes at organizations to build capacity, create sustainability, and indirectly serve the organization and their clients. Typical VISTA responsibilities include: grant writing, community outreach, fund development, curriculum building, creating partnerships, program development and execution. While serving, members receive support from the VISTA team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. The support includes monthly training, a social network of fellow members, and daily support from VISTA leaders.
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Member Duties : The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing options to approximately 10,000 households throughout Summit County. The VISTA will work within the AMHA’s partnership with ConnectHome, a national public-private collaboration developed to narrow the digital divide for individuals and families by bringing affordable broadband access, electronic devices, technical training and other digital literacy programs to residents of HUD-assisted housing. Current initiatives include: Twinsburg Public Library onsite computer classes, HotSpot lending program in partnership with Sprint, on-site device sign-up and distribution through a partnership with PCs for People, and free on-site WiFi in community areas of residential developments. The VISTA Member will be responsible for coordinating the ConnectHome initiatives and growing the program through curriculum development, grant writing, volunteer program development, recruitment, and development of policies and procedures.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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ConnectHome VISTA 2020: Akron

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  12/13/2019  To  03/16/2020 

Contact Maria Tripi
173 Elm St
Buffalo   NY   14203
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92857