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Southwest Minnesota State University VISTA
 
 
 
Southwest Minnesota State University prepares students to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global communities. Minnesota West Community and Technical College prepares learners for a lifetime of success. The project goal is to improve health, wellness, & student success of low-income and underrepresented students by increasing students’ access to emergency food and awareness of basic needs resources. This project focuses on increasing health education around food insecurity by expanding partnerships and bringing educational resources to students. This project will work with key current partners and work to establish new partnerships. Specific objectives include: 1. Identify ways to continue to respond to hunger and basic needs at SMSU through the established Mustang Market, food and resource pantry, and other initiatives. 2. Identify ways to respond to hunger needs at Minnesota West campuses and learning center. 3. Increase low-income students’ and students of color’s experience of an inclusive campus and community environment by furthering linkages between SMSU, Minnesota West, and the communities served to nutrition access efforts. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. There are three focus areas, this project being in the Health Corps, which supports sites in long-term approaches to the social determinants of health. This includes meeting low-income student needs and a variety of projects with health-focused community organizations. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor . Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
 
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Member Duties : Improve health, wellness, and student success of low-income and underrepresented students by increasing students’ access to emergency food and awareness of basic needs resources in Southwest Minnesota. Increase health education around food insecurity by expanding partnerships and bringing educational resources to low-income students.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Campus dorm and parking included ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Southwest Minnesota State University VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/20/2020  -   07/19/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2020  To  06/22/2020 

Contact Melissa Scholten
1501 State St
Marshall   MN   56258
507-537-6017
melissa.scholten@smsu.edu
www.smsu.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94981


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