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2016-2017 VISTAs

Are you or someone you know interested in spending the summer building skills and earning money for school while strengthening poverty-fighting programs in New Hampshire?

The Families in Transition (FIT) VISTA Program is looking for passionate self-starters to work hands-on within our community to improve access to comprehensive resources and promote healthy futures for homeless families and children in Manchester.

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Summer Associates 
serve full-time for 8-10 weeks, from late June/early July - August, in one of two different service projects at Families in Transition. These positions will build upon projects started by our year-long VISTA members, and offer individuals a unique opportunity to enhance both their community and their resume over the summer.

Benefits of completing VISTA Summer Associate service include: A $1,174.60 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used for school; on-site orientation and training; a living allowance to cover food, housing and other basic necessities during service; and access to the AmeriCorps eCommunity and Alumni Network.

For more information, visit our website or contact us at fitvista@fitnh.org or 603.641.9441x322.

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Opportunities to Serve This Summer
Hollow's Community Garden and Learning Center:

Families in Transition’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center is designed to break the cycle of food insecurities by providing immediate hunger relief and educational experiences. The Hollows VISTA Summer Associates will grow the community garden center, which will reduce the community's high level of food insecurity, and provide critical education and resources to FIT participants.

Family Place Resource Center and Shelter:

Families in Transition’s Family Place Resource Center and Shelter provides the City of Manchester with a home for 80 parents with 120 children per year. The Family Place VISTA Summer Associates will enhance the comprehensive services provided through the resource center, emergency shelter and therapeutic pre-school, to better meet the needs of homeless families and children in Manchester.

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More Opportunities to Serve

In addition to AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates, w're also recruiting passionate, service-minded individuals to serve in our year-long AmeriCorps VISTA positions during the 2017-2018 program year. These VISTA members serve for one year at a nonprofit or government organization in New Hampshire to build programs that fight poverty and improve the quality of life for the most disadvantaged members of our communities. 
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The Families in Transition VISTA Program is part of the AmeriCorps VISTA National Service Program and is sponsored by Families in Transition. VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) are charged with fighting poverty through capacity-building projects in government and non-profit organizations.

The mission of Families in Transition (FIT) is to provide safe, affordable housing and social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. 

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