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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Urban Poverty Corps Member, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8091

Thu, May 1, 2014

Position Overview 
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps seeks full-time corps members of all backgrounds who will work in significant roles for one year at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. Specific positions range from Legal Advocate and Health Outreach Worker, to Housing Resource Specialist and Community Advocate. Through AVODAH, corps members are matched with placement organizations on the ground in the fight against poverty. Corps members will have significant responsibilities with their organizations and gain considerable expertise working on issues including immigration, domestic violence, hunger, homelessness and housing, legal assistance, environmental justice, youth work, education, public health, and others, depending on their interests. In addition to full-time work, corps members, ages 21-26, live together, learn together, and build a community committed to integrating Jewish life and social justice. Corps members will also gain the opportunity to be a part of the AVODAH Alumni network, a hundreds strong network of social justice leaders working for change across America. 

Corps members earn a modest living allowance in addition to receiving health insurance, a travel subsidy and subsidized housing. Upon completion of the program, participants may qualify for an AmeriCorps Education Award of over $5,000 for repayment of student loans or continued education and may also be able to defer student loans. 

Qualifications: 
Applicants must be between the ages of 21-26 at the start of the program year in August. 
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 
Applicants must be able to participate in the program for a full year.

 

Deadline is rolling until all positions are filled!

BTT Gateway Job ID 8091


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