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Economic Opportunity

Washington Service Corps
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WSC AmeriCorps members will provide training in workplace readiness skills, ABE, ESL, basic computer skills and financial literacy to economically disadvantaged individuals who need assistance in entering or re-entering the workforce, as well as provide one-on-one assistance with resume' writing and applying for jobs. They will also serve in programs that assist those who are disabled, homeless or living in poverty by connecting them to resources that will help them build a foundation of economic stability.

Service Activities

WSC AmeriCorps members will:
- provide tutoring, training and mentoring to adults and youth;
- provide outreach to low-income and immigrant communities;
- connect individuals to community assistance and resources;
- collect data on attendance and knowledge gain of those trained;
- recruit and manage community volunteers.

Community Need Addressed

Long-term unemployment, barriers to employment, and lack of financial literacy skills.

Position Outcomes

Individuals will improve their job readiness skills and financial knowledge, creating a pathway to employment and financial stability.

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

Curriculum development, Training facilitation, Public speaking, Communication, Interacting with diverse cultures and life experiences, Problem-solving, Volunteer recruitment and management, Data collection methodology.

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
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 Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Economic Security, Education & Youth, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Disability Services Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Government Agency
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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