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Illinois Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA

Illinois Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities that actively engage students, faculty and staff as active members of its community. Each VISTA project is responsive and relevant to the lives of community residents, and taps into inherent community strengths and resources to alleviate poverty. Now in our fifth year with the VISTA program, ILCC is looking for VISTAs to help member campuses improve services for student veterans and military families, first-generation college students (FGCS) and youth from low-income backgrounds. The focus of ILCC VISTA work is to create sustainable programming and partnerships across campus and in the community. Through the services developed and supported by our VISTAs, we will improve college access, retention rates and career opportunities for our targeted populations.

Member Duties: ILCC members assess and develop resources for student veterans, FGCS and youth from low-income backgrounds; Forge campus-community partnerships; Advocate the needs of the targeted population; Recruit, train and coordinate student volunteers; Develop sustainable projects that alleviate poverty and/or provide services for veterans; Impact and evaluation tools; Coordinate campus service days to commemorate the 9/11 Day of Service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and AmeriCorps Week.

Program Benefits:
Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Stipend, Training

Service Areas:
Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Education

Skills:
Communications, Community Organization, Education, Leadership, Public Speaking, Recruitment, Teaching/Tutoring, Writing/Editing, Youth Development

Apply by visiting the AmeriCorps website here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=44594

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Higher education's role in preparing citizens and leaders for our communities, this nation, and a global society has never been more important than it is today. The focus of Utah Campus Compact is to facilitate civic engagement by our students.... The results of that effort are evident in the learning experiences that Utah faculty are designing."

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