Alive and Well Ambassador Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

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Kansas City Public Library

Alive and Well Communities’ activates communities to heal in four ways: Elevate community wisdom by centering those who have experienced trauma; Disrupt systemic oppression and responding to the impact of historical trauma; Act with urgency; and Lead innovative solutions based on the science of trauma, toxic stress, and resiliency The Alive and Well Ambassador program engages volunteers to increase community resilience and to decrease the impact of trauma and toxic stress by promoting healing, wellbeing, and equity. The Ambassador Engagement VISTA will increase volunteer engagement; build tools to improve communication and impact measurements; develop and facilitate work groups and learning collaboratives; and expand the Ambassador program.
The Ambassador Engagement Lead will spend a majority of their time on recruitment, building community partnerships, group facilitation, and program/event hosting. Activities will include providing insights around how Alive and Well Communities can support communities and organizations through training and various levels of technical assistance to advance through awareness to change policies and practices, using the Missouri Model of trauma-informed care. This role will further strive to connect communities and residents with one another to develop a shared vision for a response to community trauma. The Lead will also support in development and facilitation of work groups and learning collaboratives to foster sustainable change in various communities and sectors, in advocating for change in institutional practices and policies to prevent trauma and promote healing.

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About Kansas City Public Library

Location:

14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, US

Mission Statement

The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in our community.

Description

The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine physical branches, a digital branch, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.

Community
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3700 WoodlandKansas City, MO 64109

(39.05921,-94.56289)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Public Relations
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 32 hours a week
  • 18 years or older, legally was a background check

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