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NeighborWorks VISTA Way Finders Springfield Resident Coord.
VISTA will work at Way Finders' in the City of Springfield as a member of the Community Building and Engagement team which strives to revitalize neighborhoods and improve resident health. Way Finders is a 40-year-old, multiservice housing organization with 240 staff that offers a breadth of training opportunities and rich experience to VISTA members. This VISTA member will collaborate with partners in the Healthy Hill Initiative, a dynamic multi-sector partnership collaborating to improve health in several neighborhoods. Our Healthy Hill partnership is committed to improving health through developing and promoting physical fitness programs for all ages, building the capacity of residents as leaders and advocates for improved physical infrastructure.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Collaborate with the Healthy Hill Initiative team to recruit and build the capacity of Community Advocates who advocate for improved neighborhood infrastructure and public safety. Organize monthly meetings and work with Community Advocates to sustain a long-term campaign for infrastructure and public safety improvements and implementation of Complete Streets policies. The VISTA will expand upon two existing physical activity programs: “Let’s Play” for youth, and chair aerobics for older adults. Let’s Play is supported by volunteers including Springfield College student-athletes and community police officers. Chair aerobics is a program for seniors. It has built community and has been a springboard for the Community Advocates program. The VISTA will also collaborate with the state's Safe Routes to School program to support three public schools in implementing Safe Routes to School programs.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills . 
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NeighborWorks VISTA Way Finders Springfield Resident Coord.

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS  


Accepting Applications
From  05/26/2020  To  07/31/2020 

Contact Anna Cruz
1780 Main St
Springfield   MA   01103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96495