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2020-2021 Community Capacity-Building VISTA
 
 
 
All Chicago Making Homelessness History prevents and ends homelessness through four signature approaches: emergency financial assistance, community partnerships, data analystics, and training and research. We provide the backbone support for a city-wide response to homelessness by partnering with over 40 organizations and leading them through a year-round research, evaluation, strategic planning, and federal funding application process. We provide trainings, workshops, research, and analysis to help our partners apply proven strategies to prevent and end homelessness even more effectively. This VISTA will help define, structure, and implement several initiatives that are part of our community partnerships approach. These initiatives include creating templates to help report on the impact of our work, developing processes for utilizing best practices, creating the procedural structure for activities that will be led by our partners so they can learn from and support one another, and conducting a needs analysis to help develop the leadership of our community partners who have lived experience of homelessness. We are seeking a VISTA with good communication and interpersonal skills who is able to work with others to identify solutions, plan and problem-solve. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in learning about the work our partners do and supporting them. The VISTA should be a self-starter, interested in being the first to approach and develop the tasks they are assigned with support and attention from a supervisor. 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.
 
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Member Duties : Investigate the various methods of reporting that exist within All Chicago’s work and develop a plan to reduce inefficiencies and align all reporting to the best extent possible. Develop a standard process and template for researching and communicating best practices to support the capacity-building work done by work groups of the CoC. Help community partners learn from their peers by developing a structure that can be used to implement peer-led technical assistance activities such as workshops, panel discussions, roundtable conversations, documenting sharing, or mentoring opportunities. Conduct needs analysis to identify training or resources that will help build the capacity and leadership of our community partners who have lived experience of homelessness. Develop templates that will be used to efficiently report results. Develop at least one new resource to meet identified needs of our partners with lived experience of homelessness so they can build their capacity and leadership.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Ventra or Metra Pass ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2020-2021 Community Capacity-Building 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
651 W Washington Blvd
Chicago   IL   60661
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94505


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