Jovenes (which means youth in Spanish) helps young men and women, ages 18-25, end their cycle of homelessness. Located in Boyle Heights and serving the Southeaster part of LA County, we provide everything our youth need to get off the streets and into housing. We go deep with our youth implementing a plan that addresses their needs for housing, healthcare, education, employment and trauma recovery. We are a home and family for those without, providing an innovative program of stable housing options, compassionate care, life skills training, and employment & education support for young adults seeking a path to life change. Our mission is to help homeless youth become productive and integrated members of society. We believe our young people are not defined by their homelessness and deserve the chance to achieve their dreams. We are recruiting one VISTA who will help our agency increase our capacity to help our youth obtain jobs that will transform their lives. This opportunity will provide VISTA with direct experience in non-profit management and development. You will learn about how community based organizations increase their capacity through resource and partner development while taking on special projects to raise awareness of the challenges faced by homeless youth while increasing the profile of the agency. Activities include, but are not limited to:
- Program design and implementation
- Creating connections with other non-profit partners and employers
- Creating social media content
- Identification of additional resources that will benefit the youth served by Jovenes, Inc.
Member Duties: Our AmeriCorps Member will help Jovenes build capacity by creating partnerships and developing relationships with local employers and help identify other resources that will help youth obtain employment and embark on career pathways. The VISTA will also help develop our employment and job placement curriculum, identify employment matches for our client, engage with volunteers, and participate in special initiatives and fundraising events.
Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Reimbursement for project travel.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
This is a meaningful opportunity to work in a growing and innovative non-profit where you can learn skills to launch your career!
To learn more and apply visit http://bit.ly/JovenesAmericorps
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hrs/week for one full year
- To learn more and apply visit: http://bit.ly/JovenesAmericorps