Poverty Reduction VISTA

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque

About the organization

Poverty Reduction is a current strategic priority of Catholic Charities. The Poverty Reduction VISTA will focus on working with the community to establish partnerships and develop strategies to reducing poverty with the immigrant population that we serve, as well as other clients through Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities' current Outreach program provides limited direct assistance to help families provide for basic needs such as housing and utilities. Our goal is to expand this program in order to further assist families longer-term through their journey out of poverty. The Poverty Reduction VISTA would help us plan and develop this program to be able to meet this unmet need and increase our scope of services in Poverty Reduction.

Duties

1.Engage in community activities/meetings in order to develop partnerships with other organizations that serve local families and/or work on solutions to ending poverty. Research existing poverty reduction programs. 2. Recruit and train bi-lingual volunteers to provide interpretation and translation services, as well as some possible navigation services for Immigration Legal Service clients. 3. Plan events, such as a local Immigration Resource Fair, to help advocate resources to families in need, assist with the planning of Know Your Rights trainings. 4. Gather data and the impact of services about Immigration Legal services and Mental Health Counseling services. Share client stories for website, social media content and other forms of external communication. 5. Evaluate the ability to build a new system such as providing a family living in poverty a revolving loan fund to end the cycle of poverty. 6. Research grant funding and other fundraising to sustain any new program developed.

Qualifications

College graduate. English. Spanish.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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