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Macalester College VISTA, IA & MN Campus Compact
Macalester College is a residential liberal arts college in St. Paul, MN. The college mission of service to society and supporting diversity fuels the well-established Civic Engagement Center. Urban Roots is a longtime community partner with Macalester through their work on food related youth programming in a low-income community. This initiative will connect the dots between environmental justice, poverty reduction and public health. Our VISTA’s work will address the issues of hunger and engage a college students to become empowered to work on equitable food access. The VISTA will be part of our larger Civic Engagement Center team and thus learn about civic engagement in higher education and community-based work at nonprofits. The VISTA will have responsibility for the recruitment of culturally diverse student volunteers and creating an infrastructure for a dynamic food justice program. 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 : The VISTA will assess the current campus foodshelf and food recovery program on campus and make changes to maximize equity and access for low-income students. This could include getting feedback from users and exploring programs at other schools. Writing up an operations manual, promoting the programs to students and developing a proposal for stable funding are all possible duties. The VISTA will also nurture relationships with Macalester’s food justice community partners such as Urban Roots and food shelves. Recruitment and training of a diverse pool of student volunteers will be a key part of each project.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  bus pass ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Macalester College VISTA, IA & MN Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2020  To  08/14/2020 

Contact Karin Trail-Johnson
Minneapolis   MN   55413

Listing ID 95117