various AmeriCorps*VISTA Positions at PA college campuses
Posted by on May 03, 2010
Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC)
AmeriCorps*VISTA Position Openings
Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) is pleased to announce its search for 15 full-time VISTA members to serve at higher education institutions throughout Pennsylvania.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students, which has led a growing movement to ensure that students graduate with the knowledge and experience to tackle society’s most pressing issues, by providing training, resources, advocacy, research, funding, and information sharing to help higher education institutions create service-learning and community engagement initiatives that benefit all involved.
AmeriCorps*VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.
PACC*VISTA members serve directly at host campuses across Pennsylvania to support programming in the areas of increasing academic achievement and college access for at-risk K-12 students and increasing food access for low-income families. PACC*VISTA members act as volunteer recruiters, trainers, and special projects consultants, increasing the capacity of both the community and the campus to identify and address pressing community needs.
Benefits of the VISTA Program include:
– AmeriCorps*VISTA Member Living Allowance of $10,692 ($11,724 in Philadelphia)
– $5,350 Education Award or $1,500 stipend upon completion of term of service
– Health coverage
– Federal loan forbearance
Term of Service
PACC*VISTA Members serve from July 31, 2010 to July 30, 2011, with a mandatory Pre-Service Orientation from July 26th-30th, 2010.
To apply for a specific position, contact the appropriate host campus supervisor and/or visit http://www.americorps.gov. You can see a list of current VISTA Projects and Openings at http://www.paccompact.org/JoinPACCVISTA.htm. For more information about the PACC*VISTA program, contact Meghan Oakley-Henning, Project Manager, at email@example.com.
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