Rochester Youth Year/ AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship


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When

Wed Jul 26, 2017 09:00 AM - Mon Jul 30, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

107 Lattimore HallUniversity of RochesterRochester, NY 14607


About

FULL TIME, PAID, COMPETITIVE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY:

The Rochester Youth Year Fellowship is sponsored by AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America)and administered by theRochester Regional Network (RRN), a consortium of 8 local colleges. RYY places passionate and qualified graduates at community-based organizations to create, innovate, or expand asset-based, antipoverty initiatives through indirect service in order to address the challenges many Rochester families face.The fellowship is 1 year long, open to all majors, and serves as an exceptional bridge from the academic world to the professional one, giving graduates an opportunity to gain hands-on skills and real-world experience before beginning graduate school or their next job.

Benefits include:

  • One year of hands-on, professional experience working on one or multiple projects in Rochester area in a variety of disciplines
  • A modest bi-weekly living stipend
  • $5,815 education award that can be used towards higher education or federal loan payments
  • Monthly personal and professional development opportunities
  • Healthcare allowance for insurance copays and deductibles up to $6,850
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment of qualified loans
  • Year-long and post-service support from RYY staff and cohort members
  • Opportunities for tuition discountscholarships and GRE fee reduction scholarships at some graduate schools and more

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Grant Writing / Research

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • FULL TIME - 1 YEAR - PAID
  • Bachelor's Degree

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