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2020-2021 Program and Research Specialist VISTA
The mission of Northwest Side Community Development Corporation is to provide the Northwest Side the tools and resources to preserve affordable housing and prevent displacement, and provide business development assistance to local businesses. The NWSCDC works to leverage resources for small businesses and affordable housing for Belmont Cragin. The goal of this project is to help residents escape poverty and secure housing they can afford. The VISTA will ensure that rental participants have long-term (12-month+) follow-up counseling, including referrals to other programs and services offered by NWSHC and NWSCDC. Additionally, the VISTA will conduct extensive research on affordable housing options and community development strategies that prevent displacement. 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 : The VISTA will reach out to past participants with unresolved counseling outcomes and provide referrals to participate in other NWSHC programs that aim to lift families out of poverty such as financial coaching and workforce development. The VISTA will conduct comprehensive local and national research on affordable housing trends. This research should result in an updated community needs assessment language the NWSCDC can use to leverage funding, and present new solutions and best practices other agencies across the nation are using to support rental participants. Create a comprehensive organizational resource guide to provide each and every program participant, regardless of their counseling outcomes. This will ensure that every participant is aware of the additional resources provided by the NWSHC/NWSCDC, and by other nonprofits and service organizations across the city of Chicago.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  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 Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2020-2021 Program and Research Specialist VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

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

Contact VISTA Leader
5233 W Diversey Ave
Chicago   IL   60639
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94144