The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Office of Human Rights and Equity. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. The City of New Orleans Office of Human Rights and Equity (OHRE) seeks to normalize concepts of social and racial justice within City government, organize staff to advance equity in their spheres of influence, and operationalize equitable policies, programs, and procedures within City government. The Office provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access and opportunity, with a primary focus on racial and social equity.
The VISTA member will provide for the design and implementation of a municipal identification program, a cutting-edge program that cities across the country are exploring. This program will be instrumental in removing barriers members of our community currently experience who do not have easy, equitable access to identification (i.e. immigrant populations, residents returning from incarceration, or our unhoused population).
This Office is in an exciting period of growth and as a VISTA member, you will have ample opportunity to learn valuable skills, including: to encourage buy-in and participation for ambitious equity-focused initiatives, to understand the functions and roles of City government and local organizations, and to engage with a broad array of New Orleans stakeholders and perspectives. Trainings are a core component of the work of this office, which the VISTA member will have access to, in addition to the network-building possibilities those activities provide.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
Subject to criminal background check
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