Communications and Community Partnerships VISTA



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Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


Since HopeOneSource launched in fall 2015, the Washington, DC community has used this technology to support the local efforts to prevent and end homelessness by increasing access to housing, social, and career services, one text message at a time. For the second year in a row, our community's homeless population has dropped, a 7.6 percent reduction from January 2017 and a 17.3 percent reduction from January 2016, according to local government data. Hypothermia deaths have been reduced by nearly 80% as well during this period. HopeOneSource has been recognized by the White House, IEEE, and Cisco. 

Member Duties : 

GOAL 1: Implement and improve structures that advance HopeOneSource's mission to help prevent and end homelessness in the DC Metro with high-impact internal and external communications. This includes helping to codify the regular production and distribution of HOS social media, monthly press releases, quarterly newsletters, surveys, interviews, and training materials.

GOAL 2: Build and maintain new and existing partnerships with housing, career, and social service providers that fulfill assigned focus areas in the DC Metro that result in each organization expanding its efforts to increase awareness and access to services for new and existing clients. This includes business pattern monitoring, frequent correspondence, and collecting ongoing feedback. 

Service Areas : 

Technology, Children/Youth, Entrepreneur/Business, Housing, Community and Economic Development, Public Safety, Veterans, Elder Care, Ex-Offender Reentry, Homelessness, Community Outreach, Hunger, Neighborhood Revitalization.  

Skills : 

Leadership, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Team Work, Non-Profit Management, Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Business/Entrepreneur, Social Services, General Skills, Public Speaking, Community Organization.

This is an Americorps VISTA Position. Please apply through the link below.

Accepting applications until 11/03/2018


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Program Benefits : Training, Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance.  

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit