JVS Neighborhood Based Services-AmeriCorps Vista

Job Title-JVS Neighborhood Based Services AmeriCorps Vista 

 

VISTA Assignment Objectives and Member Activities Goal of the Project: Cultivate relationships within the Historic Northeast to increase the safety and integration of refugee communities. Objective of the Assignment (Period of Performance: By fall 2019) Safe Housing for refugees Member Activity: 1: Cultivate Relationships with JVS Resettlement Staff by attending weekly Monday Morning meeting to learn about housing needs/concerns of refugee clients (Week 1 and Ongoing) Member Activity: 2. Cultivate Relationships with Kansas City Eviction Project & UMKC Center for Neighborhoods (Month 2 and Ongoing) Member Activity: 3. Identify neighborhood associations where clients live & attend at least one meeting to identify strategies for engagement (Month 3) Member Activity: 3. Attend a Home Set up with JVS Housing team to view housing resources in Historic Northeast (Week 2) Member Activity: 4. Meet with JVS affiliated landlords with Manager of Resettlement Services (Week 4) Member Activity: 5. Develop resource for landlords regarding requirements of safe housing for newly resettled clients and cheap ways to enhance safety for clients at their home (ex: outdoor lighting) (Month 2) Member Activity: 6. Meet with landlords to share developed resources (Month 3 and ongoing) Member Activity: 7. Attend city council meetings focused on healthy homes (Month 2 and ongoing) Objective of the Assignment (Period of Performance: By fall 2019) Ensure refugees feel safe in their communities Member Activity: 1.Cultivate Relationships with JVS Resettlement Staff by attending weekly Monday Morning meeting to learn about refugees civic engagement (Week 1 & Ongoing) Member Activity: 2.Conduct focus groups with refugee community groups to identify gaps in connection to community resources (Month 2) Member Activity: 3.Coordinate with members of law enforcement, the justice system, and other community services as necessary to identify interest in presenting at community education series and what information they feel is vital for the community to know (Month 3 and ongoing) Member Activity: 4.Develop a Community Education Series to explain the role, scope and services of various community agencies (ie: law enforcement, city council, 311) (Month 4 and ongoing) Objective of the Assignment (Period of Performance: By fall 2019) Increase public transportation and pedestrian safety Member Activity: 1.Cultivate Relationships with JVS Resettlement Staff by attending weekly Monday Morning meeting to learn about housing needs/concerns of refugee clients (Week 1 and Ongoing) Member Activity: 2.Attend Bus Rapid Transit Community Meetings (Month 2 and Ongoing) Member Activity: 3.Identify groups working on sidewalk and bus transit safety and attend meetings (Month 3 and ongoing)