MNA AmeriCorps VISTA Members


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Aug 13, 2016 - Sat Aug 12, 2017

Where

Various locations around MichiganVarious locations around Michigan, MI 48912


About

Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves its nonprofit members to advance their missions. MNA's vision is that Michigan's nonprofit sector be a vital leader in building and sustaining thriving communities, and MNA believes that active, engaged volunteers are imperative. MNA's Civic Engagement team made up of The LEAGUE Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact, and Volunteer Centers of Michigan expands efforts to reach across all areas of lifelong engagement through the organization.

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) Civic Engagement (CE) AmeriCorps VISTA Program is a cohort of 28 VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) who serve throughout the state of Michigan in a national service role and focus on eliminating poverty within the areas of education and economic opportunity. The MNA CE VISTA Program is seeking to fill positions to serve on a full-time basis for one year, from August 2016 to August 2017.

Members will serve in one or more of the following five capacities:

  1. Engage in activities intended to improve learning and success in low-achieving schools.
  2. Engage in high quality service and service-learning projects in low-achieving schools.
  3. Engage in counseling, academic, enrollment, and retention support activities for economically disadvantaged students.
  4. Engage in activities that provide, support and/or facilitate access to resources and services that improve financial literacy, stability and security.
  5. Engage in activities that provide, support and/or facilitate access to workforce development resources and services intended to improve employability and, ultimately, lead to employment.

We are seeking candidates to serve at the following host sites:

  • Alpena Volunteer Center
  • Allegan County United Way
  • Alma College
  • Battle Creek College Access Network
  • Capital Area College Access Network
  • Carson City-Crystal Schools
  • Char-Em United Way
  • Communities in Schools of Michigan
  • Davenport University
  • Delta College
  • Detroit Edison Public School Academy
  • Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Lawrence Tech University
  • Lenawee Community Foundation
  • Museum of Ojibwa Culture
  • Oakland University
  • Read Muskegon
  • School-to-Career Progressions
  • The ROCK Center for Youth Development
  • University of Michigan-Flint
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Urban Neighborhood Initiatives Detroit
  • Washtenaw Literacy
  • Southeast Michigan Community Alliance

AmeriCorps VISTA members serve their communities in a variety of ways and can expect to participate in the following activities:

  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Volunteer Management
  • Resource Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Community Partnership Building
  • Volunteer Training

AmeriCorps VISTA service also comes with great benefits, including a living stipend, student loan forbearance or deferment, health coverage, vacation time, and more! Apply today at https://sites.google.com/site/mnavistapositions/become-a-vista

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Financial Literacy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Year-long commitment, 35-40 hours a week
  • Prefer a college degree
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