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Focus: HOPE Generation of Promise Program Coordinator VISTA

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Focus: HOPE

This is a one year (October 26, 2020 - October 23, 2021) AmeriCorps VISTA position. Benefits include a living stipend and education award. If interested, apply here: https://rb.gy/g8vmvj BY SEPTEMBER 27, 2020.

The Generation of Promise Program Coordinator VISTA will support the work of the Generation of Promise program (GoP). GoP is a ten-month experiential social justice educational program offered to high school juniors in Detroit and the metropolitan region. This VISTA would be supporting the GoP Program Manager to: - Support virtual program events, including monthly programming with local organizations and leaders; - Facilitate recruitment and outreach; - Organize alumni network relations; - Develop program curriculum; - Support evaluation tracking; - Update social media content; - Offer additional in-office support as needed. An ideal candidate is a creative self-starter and is enthusiastic about youth leadership and social justice education. More information about the Generation of Promise program can be found at www.generationofpromise.org.

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About Focus: HOPE


1200 Oakman Blvd., Building B. (Central Warehouse), Detroit, MI 48238, US

Mission Statement

Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice; and to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust, and affection; black and white, yellow, brown, and red, from Detroit and its suburbs, of every economic status, national origin, and religious persuasion. We join in this covenant.


Focus: HOPE is a human service organization. Founded in 1968 in the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots by Father Willam T. Cunningham (1930-1997) and co-founder Eleanor M. Josaitis (1931-2011), Focus: HOPE unites a multicultural community in common efforts to overcome injustice and build racial harmony. Over the years, Focus: HOPE has initiated practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness. Answers can be found in Focus: HOPE's technology training programs, educational and corporate partnerships, and food programs.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


Mon Oct 26, 2020


1400 Oakman BoulevardDetroit, MI 48238



  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach
  • Project Management




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full time (35 hours/week) from October 26 2020 - October 23, 2021
  • Apply on the AmeriCorps website https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=97171

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