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OneStar: The Landing VISTA

OneStar Foundation
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In just three years, The Landing has seen exponential growth and is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA to help improve and support the financial sustainability plan of The Landing so that more survivors of human trafficking can be served in Houston. We are thrilled about the focus of AmeriCorps VISTA supporting our anti-poverty efforts.

Service Activities

To improve, expand and sustain this work, the VISTA member will serve to assess, improve, and implement the current development plan. The VISTA will review past grant applications, research new grant opportunities, and draft grant applications. Additionally, the VISTA will build awareness of The Landing’s programs by creating social media content and a new blog for the organization.

Community Need Addressed

Everyone deserves freedom. However, victims of human trafficking do not experience the freedoms that most people take for granted. Houston is one of the major hubs for trafficking and The Landing is the only daytime drop in center in the city working with survivors of this horrific crime. We serve survivors of human trafficking with a trauma informed approach. Many of The Landing’s clients have experienced generational poverty, are experiencing homelessness, have very little to no formal education, and receive very little to no consistent income. In fact, poverty is one of the main causes of human trafficking.

Position Outcomes

One of the ways we help clients achieve freedom and escape poverty is through economic opportunities. The Landing’s strategic programming and partnerships allow us to serve clients in a variety of areas, meeting physical and emotional needs, and empowering them to reach their goals. One very important aspect of their growth is job skills training, which allows clients to break free from the cycle of trafficking, prostitution and poverty.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree


Skills you will gain

Fund Development

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job
Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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