AmeriCorps*Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA): AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, you’ll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. In addition to extensive professional development training, VISTA members receive a small living stipend, health benefits, childcare assistance if eligible, and can elect to receive a choice between an educational award of $5,550 to pay off existing student loans or finance future education or an end of service $1,500 stipend.
Description of Organization: Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. HOME was founded in 1971 to fight discrimination in housing access. Today, HOME still protects the housing choices of all people from external barriers and limitations. HOME also expands housing opportunities for individuals, helping them gain the knowledge and financial skills they need to become successful, long-term homeowners, avoid mortgage default, and be good tenants. HOME’s policy work creates change in the housing systems that drive economic, educational, and social opportunities. HOME’s mission is to ensure equal access to housing for all people. Learn more about HOME atwww.phonehome.org<http://www.phonehome.org>
To apply, you must complete an online application through AmeriCorps website by December 14. Go to www.phonehome.org/jobs<http://www.phonehome.org/jobs> for the link.