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LSI Refugee Economic Development VISTA

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Lutheran Services in Iowa

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Member Duties : The Refugee Economic Development VISTA will focus on developing support for economic development activities for refugee families participating in LSI’s urban agricultural, child care business development, and matched savings programs as well as enhancing the new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Specifically, the VISTA member will work to improve business and financial training and resource connection for farmers, child care providers, matched savings participants and other aspiring business owners. The VISTA member will work to increase the quality and awareness of the Global Greens Farmers’ Market and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the community while also developing training and other resources that build capacity for LSI’s Economic Development Program participants.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Training , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Health , Community and Economic Development , Elder Care , Children/Youth

Skills :
Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Social Services , Youth Development , Public Health , Counseling , Non-Profit Management , Team Work , Education .

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About Lutheran Services in Iowa


3116 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Servies in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ with acts of service to all.


LSI impacts the lives of more than 40,000 Iowans annually through residential treatment, services to families, home health care, early childhood programs, adoption/foster care services, refugee resettlement, services for people with disabilities, disaster response initiatives and Barnabas Uplift. LSI serves people of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientation and is affiliated with Lutheran Services in America and three Iowa synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


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3200 University AvenueDes Moines, IA 50311



  • People Skills
  • Business Development
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a one year position at full-time (40hr/wk)

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