RECRUITING FOR SUMMER VISTA POSITIONS

Summer is right around the corner and we have a great summer job opportunity for college students, especially those interested in pursuing a career in Education!

AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. The VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to support our community for 8 weeks during the summer. Summer Literacy Associates are full-time VISTAs that only serve for 8 weeks (June 20-August 14). This summer, we are expanding our Summer Literacy Program to serve more youth in our community. Summer VISTAs would be placed in public libraries and/or non-profit organizations to build capacity so we can provide additional summer programming to underserved populations. The goal of the program is to deter summer reading loss and to engage youth in literacy and other learning opportunities. Whatever the task or challenge, VISTA Summer Associates make a lasting difference for low-income communities in need.

AmeriCorps VISTA has many benefits! In addition to playing a key role in the war on poverty, members will receive a living stipend, an education award worth $1,222 (or a cash stipend), and professional development.
To apply for our positions available, please visit: my.americorps.gov (Listing ID: 66943) For more information about AmeriCorps, please visit: www.nationalservice.gov  For more information about the benefits about AmeriCorps Summer VISTA:
http://serve.mt.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/VISTA-Summer-Associates-Handout.pdf


Project Hope is a Youth Development project that currently provides entrepreneurial opportunities for youth at risk of gang involvement in the West Central neighborhood of Spokane. Since 2006 Project Hope has been successfully working with the client population of low income youths ages 11-18. Through urban agriculture and lawn care services to low income residents (and several commercial properties in the neighborhood) youth are afforded valuable skill sets, confidence building and the ability to earn an income. This AmeriCorps VISTA project will focus on replicating these successes to other low-income neighborhoods in Spokane. This VISTA project will focus on marketing, communications and partnership development by creating marketing strategies and platforms that raise awareness, participation and financial support towards expanding the reach to more youth. Project HOPE is a year-long, full-time AmeriCorps VISTA commitment.

AmeriCorps VISTA has many benefits! In addition to playing a key role in the war on poverty, members will receive a living stipend, an education award worth $5,775 (or a cash stipend), and professional development.
To apply for this position, please visit: my.americorps.gov (Listing ID: 66421)
For more information about AmeriCorps, please visit: www.nationalservice.gov


RECOGNIZING INCREASED LOCAL SUPPORT

Thank you to these companies who increased their United Way campaign gifts by $2,500 and 5% increase over the previous year. These resources change the lives and futures of our neighbors, our friends, our family members and truly everyone in our community. Thank you for believing in a stronger, healthier community.
Avista Corporation / Comcast / Costco Wholesale Corporation / CPM Development Corporation / Hospice of Spokane / Inland Northwest Health Services / Lakeside Capital Group / Mead School District / Moss Adams / Numerica Credit Union / PAML / Potlatch Corporation / Premera Blue Cross / Providence Health Care / Rosauers Supermarket / United Parcel Service / Washington Trust Bank / Williams Northwest Pipeline


A SHARED COMMUNITY VISION
Vision Infographic

Spokane County United Way is a mobilizer for positive and lasting community change.  We aim to improve the lives and futures of all people in the community.  We bring together expertise, funding and volunteer support to positively impact education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life.We know these areas are intrinsically linked. We work in partnership with others to eliminate inequities experienced by low-income and diverse populations. This creates the change we all want to see, and the entire community benefits - read more. Link to video