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VYT - Vermont Council on World Affairs VISTA

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PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

SITE: The Vermont Council on World Affairs (VCWA) is expanding its efforts of developing and providing enrichment activities to low-income rural youth across Vermont. VCWA, founded in 1952 by the first U.S. Ambassador to the UN, provides opportunities to build awareness and understanding of the world and its people, while developing skills and experience that enhance academics and marketable skills. VCWA’s youth programs encourage diverse participation, expand knowledge of international affairs, build a variety of skills, and highlight new career paths for low-income rural young Vermonters.

The AmeriCorps VISTA focuses on expanding access to VCWA’s youth programs and opportunities for youth from historically underrepresented groups, including low-income rural communities, New Americans, and BIPOC youth in the small towns across Vermont. By offering opportunities, low-income and underrepresented youth build resiliency and the ability of to make good life choices. The AmeriCorps VISTA member expands youth initiatives by researching funding opportunities, writing grant proposals, and developing accessible, inclusive, and sustainable youth and educational programs across rural Vermont.

With a particular focus on youth who are historically underrepresented, low-income, or at-risk, the Education Programs and Community Development VISTA researches current barriers to youth knowledge of world affairs and participation in related programming; conducts grant writing and sponsorship outreach; develops a more inclusive community outreach strategy; monitors, evaluates, and analyzes current youth and educational program strategies; and designs and implements new educational and youth programs that are more accessible to all. Minimum Age: 20. Travel: Reliable private transportation needed for driving to various schools around VT and to monthly VISTA training in Montpelier.

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Burlington, VT
Associated Location

Vermont Council on World Affairs

Burlington, VT, USA

How to Apply

Send resume & contact information for 3 references.

Send resume & contact information for 3 references.

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