The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. New Orleans is a welcoming city with a unique culture, plentiful natural spaces, and a reputation for hospitable and friendly residents.
The New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Human Rights and Equity (OHRE) is the voice for human rights and social justice in New Orleans City Hall. The OHRE is situated to assist the analysis and action required to achieve an equitable process and improve the quality of life for underserved residents and residents of color, ensuring all members of our New Orleans community can be thriving.
The VISTA project will work with the OHRE to develop and implement equitable programs through advocacy, partnership development, community engagement, resource development and accessibility, and outreach. Such programs include but are not limited to implementing a municipal ID program for residents facing obstacles to obtaining a state ID, New Orleans’ member status as a ‘Welcoming America city’, the Mayors for Guaranteed Income program, and the Language Access Plan.
Beginning their service by accompanying the OHRE at the Policy Link Equity Summit in Atlanta Georgia, The VISTA will gain experience within a public office working towards equitable programming in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the United States.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable)
1 year of non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
Attendance at national conferences
46% of City of New Orleans VISTAs gain employment with the city upon completion of service
$7,395 education award or $1,800 cash stipend upon completing one year of service
$877.66 bi-weekly living allowance
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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