Amani Labor Free Repair Program & Landcare Program - AmeriCorps VISTA

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Recruiting Organization: Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

Gain valuable nonprofit operations experience while making a difference as an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Amani Christian Community Development Corporation (Amani Christian CDC) of Pittsburgh. Amani Christian CDC focuses on fostering healthy and safe communities in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Our programs educate residents, nurture youth, and promote community and economic development. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Hill District neighborhoods by restoring community assets, creating new developments, and offering homeownership opportunities.

As a member of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), Amani Christian CDC collaborates with other community-based non-profits across the region to achieve economic justice and racial equity through community revitalization efforts. PCRG sponsors a cohort of 10 AmeriCorps VISTAs who serve for one year at a community-based nonprofit in the Pittsburgh area to grow their organizational capacity to uplift residents out of poverty. As part of the PCRG VISTA cohort, a VISTA member placed at Amani will serve by furthering work that invests in community and economic development to improve quality of life and increase access to capital/economic opportunity for under-resourced communities.

To this end, the VISTA’s core responsibilities during their service year with Amani Christian CDC will include supporting the Labor Free Repair Program (LFRP) and Landcare Program. These initiatives provide crucial services to low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater Hill District, preserving their wealth and enabling them to remain in their homes. The VISTAs primary focus will be establishing and strengthening partnerships for each program and conducting community needs assessments. During their year of service, the VISTA will gain an understanding of CDC operations, develop networking and communication skills, and engage in outreach to assess community needs. This is an opportunity to be immersed in the vibrant Hill District community while making a tangible impact. We seek passionate, outgoing, and organized individuals dedicated to driving change in underserved communities.

The PCRG VISTA program has been successful in advancing the careers of its VISTA members, who are given opportunities for professional development (i.e., classes, conferences, etc.) while gaining experience in nonprofit operations. About 70% of VISTAs that complete their year with one of PCRG’s host sites go on to staff positions at community non-profits, while the other 30% have pursued higher education, often supported by the end-of-service education award. A VISTA year also provides benefits such as student loan deferment, healthcare, childcare assistance, relocation assistance, and more. Learn more about the benefits of VISTA service on the AmeriCorps website: https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.

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Sun Jul 30, 2023 - Wed Jul 31, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

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544 Miltenberger StreetPittsburgh, PA 15219

(40.43599,-79.98167)
 

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