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'20 Family Self Sufficiency Program VISTA - SHA - VIP
This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As a VISTA at Spartanburg Housing Authority, you will create programs in the four public housing communities to build financial stability and resiliency through collaboration with community agencies. You will establish a volunteer database and objective to connect people year-round with SHA. You will research and apply for grant opportunities that will enhance services Spartanburg Housing Authority provides for residents and increase staff capacity. The VIP program offers a unique approach to VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: access to food co-op, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referral, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, & professional mentoring.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Help build capacity of the Spartanburg Housing Authority by creating neighborhood programs that enable access to community agencies and build opportunities for financial self-sufficiency. This VISTA will also identify capacity-building opportunities for volunteers and develop resources to help SHA residents move out of poverty.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing referral, service-related travel ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications . 
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'20 Family Self Sufficiency Program VISTA - SHA - VIP

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/10/2020  To  07/10/2020 

Contact Heather Lother
203 E Main St
Spartanburg   SC   29306

Listing ID 95202