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Foster Advocates - Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
Foster Advocates is not just our name; it’s our mission. We foster advocacy, policy change, and organizing by partnering with current and former foster youth and impacted communities. Foster Advocates is a social venture founded in 2018 to address the lack of policy and advocacy work being done to improve the foster care/child welfare space in Minnesota’s Legislature, state-level departments, and County Child Welfare Agencies. Foster Advocates is committed to serving the needs and priorities of our community. We ensure this by putting those who have lived experience in the foster care system at the center of our work. To that end, we are in the process of building an Advisory Council of former foster care recipients, as well as launching a Fostering Advocacy Fellowship to build the leadership, policy, and advocacy skills of our community. The fellows will also work to define the salient issues facing our community and sourcing possible solutions. These programs will guide the future of our work. **This position is part of the Minnesota Alliance With Youth Cohort. This cohort provides a learning community of 20 fellow VISTA members service projects geared toward educational equity. We provide monthly+ professional development training and additional support throughout the year.
 
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Member Duties : Build relationships with other youth and community councils • Refine the Foster Advocates approach to leadership by implementing Youth Participatory Action Research and assist in the formation of an Advisory board of impacted community members. • Maintain social media engagement and education plan • Present findings, data on children’s welfare and early childhood intersections • Align systems to better support children’s welfare and early childhood interventions • Coordinate Fostering Advocacy Fellowship sessions that will serve as skill building, and community engagement • Facilitate setting up and staffing Fostering Advocacy Fellowship sessions • Formalize Fostering Advocacy Fellowship sessions by creating a written guide • Evaluate success of program, make recommendations for improvement
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*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 :
None
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Foster Advocates - Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/03/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/12/2020  To  07/31/2020 

Contact Kyle Kline
1104 21st Ave SE
Minneapolis   MN   55414
5709741169
kkline@mnyouth.net
mnyouth.net/americorps
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96957


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