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Up2Us Sports
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The Up2Us Sports VISTA Leader is position for a person who has served a previous AmeriCorps term and will be based in the New York City National office. He/she will work directly with the project supervisor to expand and build the capacity of 25 VISTA members (17 in NY and 8 national placements).

Service Activities

• Provide in-service training opportunities and professional development workshops for VISTA members
• Conduct site visits for purposes of providing support to VISTAs

Community Need Addressed

Reduce violence, promote health and inspire academic success for our nation's most vulnerable youth.

Position Outcomes

Increase capacity at member organizations


Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend

Skills you will gain

Problem-solving, time management

Competencies You Will Develop

Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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