Resilience AmeriCorps VISTAs work on serve low-income communities across the country by developing plans and implementing projects that increase resilience-building capacity.
Throughout one year of service, VISTAs will work to build capacity in Native American communities to develop and preserve their housing stock in a climate and culturally resilient manner, prepare their staff to handle emergencies, and ensure their residents remain safe. Successful applicants will travel to the Native American Resilience AmeriCorps Academy for training.
Applications are due Monday, November 28th, 2016 by 5pm MST.
If you are interested in this program, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-initiatives/resilience-americorps-tribal-communities/find-resilience.
Tribal Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA at Blackfeet Reservation: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=69990&fromSearch=true
Tribal Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA at Fort Belknap Reservation: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=69991&fromSearch=true
Tribal Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA at Rocky Boy Reservation: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=70040&fromSearch=true
If you have any questions about the positions, call Rosie Goldich, Project Coordinator, at (406) 265-3699 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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