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Economic Development Corps

The Service Collaborative of WNY
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EDC members will conduct one on one financial training, assist in acquiring public benefits, job skill training, and support family need through intervention programs.

Service Activities

Financial education in a one on one or group setting.

Community Need Addressed

EDC members serve in a wide variety of capacities within their host sites included but not limited to:
• one-on-one and group financial trainings
• refugee resettlement services
• assistance with public benefits applications
• foreclosure prevention
• homeless outreach and prevention
• job skills training

Position Outcomes

Decrease poverty and help individuals achieve economic self sufficiency through financial education and training. Acting as a financial coach will help decrease the number of economically disadvantaged individuals.


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

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Effectively delegate tasks
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency
  • Weekly Training Hours 10

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