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Employment Connections - Communication Coordinator - FT

The Communication Coordinator VISTA will build the capacity of Employment Connection by developing and implementing marketing strategies for Employment Connection in St. Louis, MO where 23% of individuals and families in the region live below 150% federal poverty level. Over 1,600 individuals were reported homeless during the Housing and Urban Development Point-in-time count. As a result of the VISTA member's service, marketing efforts will connect individuals living in poverty with programs to assist them with employment, housing, or behavioral health services in order to ultimately become self-sufficient.

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Employment Connections - Development Associate - FT

The Development Associate VISTA member will build the capacity of Employment Connection by developing and implementing fundraising strategies for Employment Connection in St. Louis, MO where 23% of individuals and families in the region live below 150% federal poverty. Over 1,600 individuals were reported homeless during the Housing and Urban Development Point-in-time count. As a result of the VISTA member's service, funding will ensure individuals gain and maintain employment, families will sustain housing, and the capacity will increase current and create new programs to alleviate poverty.

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Beacon of Light Development VISTA - FT

Beacon of Light ministries initiated the United People Community Organization Project to empower low-income individuals in north St. Louis County, where the poverty rate is 38%, to revitalize and improve their neighborhoods into thriving and vibrant communities. We are building a sustainable community-owned healthy food cooperative. By increasing nutrition, cooking, and gardening literacy and employment skills, individuals within these communities will learn how to maintain healthy family practices, gain cooperative community development skills, and become leaders in their communities.

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Mission: St. Louis SkillUP Program Design + Outreach VISTA / Full-Time

The SkillUP VISTA member will build the capacity of Mission: St. Louis by creating program structure and processing manuals, (MOJobs, orientation, classroom curriculum, Transitional Jobs/subsidized wage). Will plan and coordinate SkillUP classroom special events, recruit and identify new recruiting avenues to target SkillUP population and create Mentor/Mentee Agreement.

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Vacancy Collaborative - Research VISTA - FT

The Research and Capacity Building VISTA member will support the Vacancy Collaborative by developing and implementing recommendations on governance, sustainability, and funding for the Vacancy Collaborative to continue to address systems-levels and policy related solutions to vacant properties in St. Louis City, Missouri.

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Mission: St. Louis Home Repair Data Management VISTA - FT

The goal of Mission: St. Louis is to eradicate poverty through empowerment and opportunity. We focus our efforts within the city of St. Louis, where there is a 25.5% poverty rate. The Data Analysis VISTA will build the capacity of Mission: St. Louis by developing and implementing the Home Repair and AMP (service trip) programs that target under-resourced/low-income residents in St. Louis, MO. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, impoverished individuals’ living environments will improve (i.e. home safety, community beautification, crime prevention) and as a result, they will have greater economic resources for other needs (i.e. property taxes, basic life needs, medications, etc.). 

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