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Family Mentorship & Women’s Empowerment VISTA
Women's Refugee Care (WRC) assists and advocates for gender equality by educating and empowering girls and women, particularly those most vulnerable, to participate more fully in their social and economic life of their communities. We focus on women and children because they are the most vulnerable in their own culture and in the resettlement process. WRC promotes the development of economic livelihood initiatives. WRC strives to see every refugee child receive an education. One way this is done is by acting as a liaison between the Department of Education and refugee families to bridge the gap between parents and the school system. WRC promotes cross-cultural understanding and preservation of their own culture through our own Youth Dance Group. WRC promotes the rights of refugees through advocacy and awareness. WRC facilitates mentoring relationships between some refugee families and families already living in Rhode Island to create long-lasting support networks in local communities.
The VISTA member will be responsible for overseeing and recruiting new volunteers for the Family Mentorship Program and Women’s Empowerment Group.
The VISTA Member will develop programs, events, handbooks, and resource guides that support the Family Mentorship Program and Women’s Empowerment Group.
The VISTA Member will institute a data-collection system that will allow Women’s Refugee Care to evaluate its performance.
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend
Childcare assistance if eligible
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Children/Youth, Health, Education, Community Outreach, Hunger, Community and Economic Development, Housing
Public Speaking, Computers/Technology, Communications, General Skills, Recruitment, Community Organization
English, French, and Swahili preferred
Program: Americorps VISTA Program
Start date: 6/6/2022
End date: 6/5/2023
Schedule: Full Time
Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED
Age minimum: 18
Application Period: 04/11/2022 - 05/11/2022
Please send a CV and Cover Letter to
Aline Nzigire Binyungu
OR apply through the AmeriCorps website here.