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2019 – Friends In Deed – Pathways to Employment MNA VISTA

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

August 19, 2019

End Date

August 17, 2020

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Help the 37% of households in Washtenaw County that fall beneath the Household Survival Budget gain access to the resources needed to escape poverty with Friends In Deed.

As our VISTA with Friends in Deed (FID), you’ll work to expand and evaluate their Circles and Transportation Assistance program, as well as build capacity to improve economic opportunity for those living in poverty in Washtenaw County. The Circles program lifts people out of poverty by matching low-income heads-of-household (Leaders) with higher-income mentors to collaborate for 18 months, helping the Leaders achieve economic independence for their families. FID's Transportation Assistance program helps low-income residents cover the cost of car repair, registration, or insurance during budget shortfalls and passes on donated cars to residents struggling to reach their place of employment. As a VISTA serving with FID, you will closely work with both of these programs to increase their impact by developing partnerships, improving recruitment processes, expanding services, and more. By finding additional resources and developing relationships you will allow FID to take a holistic approach to assisting their clients in meeting their financial goals, bringing them out of poverty.

• Create processes to evaluate the impact of the Circles and Transportation programs, as well as other FID services.

• Develop resources and relationships to streamline referrals and enhance services.

• Improve and expand volunteer recruitment and management efforts.

• Expand FID's transportation-related services.

Help the 37% of households in Washtenaw County that fall beneath the Household Survival Budget gain access to the resources needed to escape poverty with Friends In Deed.

As our VISTA with Friends in Deed (FID), you’ll work to expand and evaluate…

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How to Apply

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of AmeriCorps positions available in the Pathways to Employment VISTA program visit us at https://sites.google.com/site/mnavistapositions/become-a-vista.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of…

Location

Friends In Deed

1196 Ecorse Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

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