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2020-2021 Community Outreach and Education VISTA
 
 
 
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (CLCCR) advocates for racial equity and economic opportunity for all. We seek a one-year VISTA to work with our Equitable Community Development and Housing (ECDH) team. During the year of service, the VISTA will support and advance the work-plan of the ECDH team by building strong, effective partnerships with community-based organizations in historically disinvested communities of color. Strategies employed by the VISTA will include: outreach and education, training for community-based organizations and community members on equitable development and housing issues, identifying community-based organization’s priorities and concerns, and connecting key leaders to CLCCR advocates. Ultimately, the VISTA will establish a well- documented database of community-based organizations, their respective missions, organizational priorities, their history with CLCCR, and opportunities for new or continued partnerships with CLCCR on key advocacy issues. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website. This position can start in June, July, or August. Speak to your interviewer for more details.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Develop a comprehensive outreach plan that will further the equitable community development and housing team goals by building relationships with 100 community-based organizations. 2. Represent Chicago Lawyers’ Committee at approximately 12 outreach and education events. 3. Continue implementation of outreach plan with increased responsibility for activities, including co-leading trainings for community members. 4. Establishing practices to ensure the continuity of outreach and engagement efforts after VISTA’s year of service.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2020-2021 Community Outreach and Education VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
100 N La Salle St
Chicago   IL   60602
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94100


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