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Digital Inclusion VISTA

Organization

Louisville Metro Housing Authority

Description

60 Million Americans do not have basic digital literacy, a home computer or internet access. This “Digital Divide” mostly affects families earning less than $25k/year, individuals without high school diplomas, and communities of color; this AmeriCorps VISTA project aims to diminish this gap. Serving at the Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation, VISTA members will link under-served populations with low-cost home Internet, free digital literacy trainings and refurbished lap top and desk top computers. VISTA members will work in a variety of areas such as: volunteer recruitment, community outreach, technical support, program development and management, resource mobilization and building new community partnerships in order to help form sustainability in at the site they are serving.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. AmeriCorps VISTAs receive a living allowance similar to the income level of the community they are serving in. The bi-weekly living allowance for Louisville, KY is $472.22.

Requirements

Car recommended.

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant — 35-40 hours per week. Some nights and weekends. Permits working at another job during off hours. Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Salary

Living allowance, education award

Benefits

Health Coverage* ,Living Allowance , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible .

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

Required Education

Some college

Work Location

Louisville — 500 E Jefferson Street

Application Process

To apply, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80035&fromSearch=true

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