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Mission Statement

National Student Partnerships (NSP) is the nationà ¢à  à  s only year-round, student-led volunteer service organization that links people in need with the resources and opportunities necessary to become self-sufficient. Founded by college undergraduates in 1998, NSP operates a national network of drop-in resource centers, staffed by student volunteers from area colleges and universities. Working one-on-one with low-income community members (clients), NSP volunteers provide intensive on-site and referral services, which enable clients to achieve their goals. NSPà ¢à  à  s Mission NSPà ¢à  à  s mission is to direct the energy and innovation of young people toward ensuring that all community members have access to the services, opportunities, and attention that they need to pursue employment, self-sufficiency, and personal success.

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NSPà ¢à  à  s service areas include: Employment: Assessing needs and strengths; providing personalized job coaching and job search assistance; creating and distributing resumes and cover letters; providing computer, Internet and telephone access; identifying employment opportunities, and job training and educational programs. Housing: Locating affordable permanent housing, as well as short-term shelter. Child care: Identifying affordable child care options. Health care: Identifying affordable health care options, including mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Legal aid: Locating low-cost or free legal assistance. Transportation: Determining transportation options. Other services: Other services may include tax counseling and filing assistance; language and citizenship resources; listening, support, advocacy and mentorship.

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