AmeriCorps VISTA Housing Associate


(34.0526,-118.222946)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri Jul 13, 2018 - Fri Jul 12, 2019

Where

1208 Pleasant AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90033

About

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. This is why we continue to develop new pathways and opportunities for our young people. Recently, Jovenes launched the College Success Initiative to combat student homelessness on community college campuses. 1 in 5 community college students in LA County is experiencing homelessness. Picture them: students sleeping in cars or couch surfing, stressed out and studying on an empty stomach, showering in the school gym, prioritizing education over their basic needs, all in the hope of a better future. Through our College Success Initiative, Jovenes is partnering with community colleges to bring our housing and supportive resources on-campus allowing these students to graduate and achieve their dreams. We are leaders in our community, and we are looking for leaders to join our team. Our AmeriCorps VISTA members will help us build capacity and identify resources that will make a huge impact in the lives of our youth.

Member Duties: Our AmeriCorps Members will help Jovenes build our capacity in the following ways:

  • Outreach to landlords to help find apartments for our youth
  • Identify resources, like home furnishings, which will help youth feel comfortable in their new homes
  • Create partnerships with local employers who may be willing to hire our youth
  • Utilize social media and other platforms to tell the stories of our youth and the impact Jovenes' programs have
  • Recruit and work with volunteers who can provide guidance and support to youth and staff
  • Participate in and help develop fundraising activities

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Passionate about working with transitional age youth and the non-profit sector
  • Valid driver's license

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Training, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance

*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/AmeriCorpsJovenes

Skills

  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Professional Development

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40/hrs a week for one full year
  • To learn more and apply visit: http://bit.ly/AmeriCorpsJovenes

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