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We Care Arts, Ohio

CategoryCommunity and Economic Development
Job typeFull-Time
CountryUnited States
We Care Arts

We Care Arts believes in the healing power of creating and producing art that transforms physical, developmental and emotional challenges into a life of full possibilities. The majority of the individuals we serve are on government assistance. Usually a combination of health benefits, food assistance, and Social Security Income, due to their disabilities. We do not currently take documentation on household or individual incomes. Instead, we base this statement on the contracted services we provide to the participant. Currently, of our 190 total participants, we estimate 80% of them are living in poverty. Many of our participants cannot work traditional full time jobs without significant job coaching. Our participants are encouraged to make each day a "great day" with experiences that serve as a job, and activities that serve as job training skills. Through these job training programs and regular coaching with job coaches and teachers, our participants enter the work force striving to care for themselves in the future. Their goals seem simple, but in reality we want them to be self-reliant instead of system reliant. It is our hope that encouraging our participants through our programming will advance them toward poverty alleviation.

Member Duties : The VISTA is responsible for directly supporting the We Care Arts (WCA) program through data collection for grant reporting, program capacity building, and development of volunteer database.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , $200 Monthly Housing Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .

Skills :
Communications , Fine Arts/Crafts , Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing , General Skills , Leadership .

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