Capitalizing off of existing educational resources (continuing education and curriculum education), the initiative seeks to improve/increase the education and employment of Rockingham County low income and disadvantaged students/residents. In addition to improving economic opportunity for Rockingham County students, the initiative will employ VISTA members to work with the host educational institutions and others to address improving educational outcomes for low-income and economically disadvantaged students located in designated poverty areas of Rockingham County.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Regarding health care: The healthcare plan is an option between either a Healthcare Allowance or a Benefit Plan. The Health Care Allowance is a reimbursement program that covers out-of-pocket costs associated with healthcare expenses. The Benefit Plan is available for members who are legally exempt from needing to maintain qualifying healthcare coverage. The Plan covers eligible medical office visits, most lab and x-ray services, and limited preventative care. Dental and Vision insurance is provided.
More information on Life as a VISTA may be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista/life-americorps-vista
Frequently asked questions re: Life as a VISTA member may be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista/frequently-asked-questions
Associates Degree (AA)
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
For at least one position, we would love to bring on a member who is familiar with and/or interested in working with Veterans/families of Veterans/Veteran needs. All positions would benefit from individuals who are interested in and/or familiar with the following: (including but not limited to)
community engagement/outreach/grants/social media/editing/etc.
Subject to criminal background check