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Initiative Foundation seeks VISTA member host sites

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The Initiative Foundation is seeking nonprofit and government agencies to host full-time, yearlong AmeriCorps VISTA members engaged in projects to fight poverty.

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In partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Initiative Foundation will place 18 full-time VISTA members in organizations serving Benton, Cass, Crow Wing, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena or Wright counties.

Eligible host sites include 501(c) nonprofit organizations involved in anti-poverty work and schools and government agencies.

Host site applications are due Jan. 29. Sites will be selected based on their ability to support and direct a VISTA member, the expected impact of the project, and alignment with these 2014-2015 priority focus areas: economic opportunity, education, food security, military veterans and their families.

Host sites recruit, interview and select their own VISTA members from a pool of local and national candidates by June. Selected VISTA members start service in August and receive training, medical coverage and a monthly living allowance to help enable them to serve.

Visit ifound.org/Community/VISTA or contact Amanda Whittemore, VISTA program associate, at 877-632-9255 or awhittemore@ifound.org, to learn more.

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