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Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN) builds community capacity so children, youth and families thrive. We envision a thriving community built on equity, social connection, participation and opportunities. This program emphasizes outreach to invite and engage BIPOC, LGBTQ and Rural communities to participate in opportunities that will increase equity through diverse voice and contributions to community processes aimed to strengthen community health broadly and specifically to prevent substance use for youth, and increase mental wellbeing for children and adolescents. Promote volunteer, stipend and paid opportunities to increase inclusion in decision-making important to the diverse needs of our community.
Member Duties: Collect and Create Outreach Materials from Coalition and Community Partners on Opportunities seeking to increase diverse voice in decision-making processes. Plan, coordinate and implement a system to engage with BIPOC, LGBTQ and Rural communities, that includes community pop-up stations using safe social distancing protocols. Outreach to and engage with interested community members. Ask them to consider participation and sharing of information with those they know. Follow up with contacts and provide pathways to future participation. Document contacts with interested community members. Evaluate effectiveness of outreach strategies. Report and make recommendations to program for next steps.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas: Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Education , Neighborhood Revitalization , Tribal , Public Safety , Hunger , Children/Youth , Health .
Skills: Team Work , Public Health , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Public Speaking , Social Services , Communications , Writing/Editing.
Summer VISTAs get the following benefits:
- Living Allowance Stipend of about $1,025/mo.
- Eligibility for Basic Food Benefits
- Loan Forbearance or Deferment
- End of Year Service Award of about $275 OR Education Award of about $1300
- Valuable work experience
- Priority consideration for local yearlong VISTA positions starting the end of August