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CAFI Housing and Community Initiative Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA

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Recruiting Organization: Community Action For Improvement, Inc.

Member Duties: The CAFI Housing and Community Initiative Specialist VISTA will focus on two areas- Community Housing and Mental Health to support CAFI and empower its community. This person will schedule and coordinate adult and youth mental health first aid workshops for the areas that CAFI serves throughout the year. In addition, this person will implement a plan for the CAFI community initiative project. This could include designing a user-friendly application process, program policies and procedures, connecting local planning and zoning economic development department, implementing Homeless Coordinated Entry System, and developing a plan to engage the local veteran and military community.

Program Benefits: Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance.

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms :

Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Service Areas :

Veterans, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development, Housing, Homelessness.

Skills :

Communications, Writing/Editing, Computers/Technology, Social Services, Public Speaking, General Skills, Community Organization, Team Work.

CAFI Agency Capacity Building VISTA Program supports effective initiatives that help CAFI address poverty and access to the resources within this services area. Also, VISTA will complement our efforts to alleviate poverty by engaging volunteers and community members and greatly expanding our fundraising and financial capacity. Community Action For Improvement, Inc. (CAFI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1966 and headquartered in LaGrange, Georgia. The agency has provided services to low-income families or individuals including those experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness for over 50 years, serving a five-county service area in Georgia. Counties served are Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup. CAFI's mission is to build sustainable communities with partners by providing services and resources utilizing the "whole family" approach with low-income households to help reduce the burdens of poverty. CAFI provides service connection, Early Head Start & Head Start, Weatherization, Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program, and Housing Stability Program to Georgia residents seeking a hand-up, not a hand-out. CAFI has strategically provided services in community education, advocacy, and direct services to more than one million individuals. The agency has strived to offer programs and services that empower the community and citizens within its five-county service area to become self-sufficient and emerge from economic despair.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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