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Youth Program Development VISTA, Spokane County United Way

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Spokane County United Way - AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Help low-income youth in West Central Spokane thrive by organizing youth-serving professionals in Spokane and developing an equitable out-of-school-time youth intermediary program!

Note: This is a full-time, one-year volunteer opportunity in partnership with AmeriCorps and S pokane County United Way. All interested parties must apply via the My AmeriCorps portal to be considered for this role: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=111845

Responsibilities:

  • Engage stakeholders to design and develop an intermediary program to fill gaps in youth support services in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood
  • Strengthen a network of community partners with shared goals for supporting youth in under-resourced neighborhoods within Spokane
  • Design and develop a program intended to support the community partners, staff, volunteers, and youth participating in the program, with a focus on creating strategies to integrate youth voice in program development and operations
  • Research grant opportunities to sustain the program and support stipends for youth stakeholders

Project Description:

This project is supervised by Spokane County United Way, which aims to provide safe homes free of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; increase high school graduation rates for every student in our community; and prevent hunger and homelessness in Spokane through partnership and collaboration.

The goal of this project is to create an equitable ecosystem for youth by developing a high-quality out-of-school-time intermediary program to support youth in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood and strengthen partnerships between existing services provided by youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood. By expanding programs to low-income youth who may not otherwise have access to out-of-school-time enrichment activities, we are taking steps to close the opportunity gap and break the cycle of poverty by ensuring youth are supported beyond the classroom with consistent access to adult mentors, thus increasing learning retention so youth stay on a path to high school graduation and post-graduation success. This project will also identify ways to ensure the voices of youth in West Central Spokane are centered in the development and operations of youth programming in their community.

Benefits & Logistics:

This position is in Spokane County, Washington, about 20 miles west of Idaho and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. Benefits include:

  • $575 biweekly living allowance
  • Health coverage
  • Choice of either a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,195) or $1,800 cash stipend upon successful completion of service term
  • Federal non-competitive eligibility, giving you an edge in the federal hiring process
  • Access to the CliftonStrengths assessment
  • Join a cohort of VISTA members throughout Spokane in professional and personal development opportunities
  • Mileage reimbursement or a bus pass for service-related travel

Skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Community Organizing & Outreach
  • Leadership
  • Writing/Editing
  • Youth Development
  • General Skills
  • Recruitment

Apply here:https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=111845.

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

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Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

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Fee Amount: None

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Education & Literacy
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Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Politics

WHEN

Sun Aug 14, 2022 - Tue Aug 15, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

Spokane, WA 99201

(47.66007,-117.43163)
 

SKILLS

  • Human Resources Diversity

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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