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Community Outreach VISTA at Gonzaga University (Year 2)

Company: AmeriCorps
Location: Spokane
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

University (Year 2) Gonzaga University is a private, Jesuit university in Eastern Washington, about 20 miles west of Idaho and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. Gonzaga Center for Community Engagement (CCE) provides opportunities for students to engage in meaningful service that addresses critical community issues through one-time and ongoing projects that will break the cycle of poverty by addressing issues such as educational access, economic disparity, food insecurity, homelessness, and communities on the margin. In order to increase community impact and concentrate our engagement efforts, we are developing a place-based initiative focused on the neighborhoods in Northeast Spokane adjacent to the Gonzaga campus. This AmeriCorps VISTA project supports the development and implementation phases of Gonzaga s place-based initiative with a focus on educational attainment, food security, and community capacity. It will build on collective action efforts in our community and leverage CCE s history of developing strong reciprocal partnerships with the surrounding community and local schools. The project will involve Gonzaga students, staff, and faculty in the expansion of community engagement efforts in Northeast Spokane that 1) promote the educational access and success of grade P-12 at-risk youth, 2) increase access to nutritional food for individuals and families, and 3) increase community capacity of residents and organizations. Benefits include $472.22 biweekly living allowance. VISTA Members who successfully complete the year receive their choice of either a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,000) or an $1,800 cash stipend. AmeriCorps VISTA is also the only AmeriCorps program where you can earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving you an edge in the federal hiring process. Gonzaga University will provide an ID card, allowing access to the university library and gym as well as a free bus pass. A car is recommended. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here . Member Duties : This is the first year of a 3-year VISTA project. The VISTA Member will identify and develop partnership opportunities by participating in community meetings and events, identifying new partnership opportunities, and strengthening existing partnerships. They will also build relationships and programs that strengthen community and build social cohesion among residents in Northeast Spokane. The VISTA Member will develop a summer program by researching best practices and models, conducting situation analysis and feasibility study as well as developing and planning for the summer program. The VISTA Member will conduct food system and resource mapping by working with community-based organizations, partnering with faculty and staff, and identifying and recommending opportunities to address systems gaps. They will recruit, train, and support Gonzaga students to volunteer while developing training presentations, materials, and opportunities. Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . * For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit Terms Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service_Areas Community and Economic Development , Neighborhood Revitalization , Community Outreach , Health , Hunger , Children/Youth , Education . Skills Public Speaking , Communications , Youth Development , Writing/Editing , Community Organization , Education , Leadership , Public Health , Recruitment . Refine Search Summary Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA Program Community Outreach VISTA at Gonzaga University (Year 2) Program Start/End Date 08/17/2020 - 08/16/2021 Work Schedule Full Time Age Requirement Minimum: 18 Maximum: None Program Locations WASHINGTON Accepting Applications From 03/16/2020 To 04/03/2020 Contact Aiden Sanders 920 N Washington St Spokane WA 99201 Listing ID 89581

Keywords: AmeriCorps, Spokane , Community Outreach VISTA at Gonzaga University (Year 2), Other , Spokane, Washington

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