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City Recruiting for AmeriCorps Position to Support Financial Literacy – Deadline to Apply Friday, December 22, 2017

December 13, 2017

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 13, 2017

Contact:

City Administrator Cheryl Foster

770-482-8136

Cheryl.Foster@lithoniacity.org

 

 CITY OF LITHONIA SEEKING AMERICORPS VISTA TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT FINANCIAL LITERACY

The City of Lithonia has been approved by the State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to recruit one AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to work with the community in the area of financial literacy.

“We are glad we are able to recruit to fill the VISTA position,” said City of Lithonia Mayor Deborah A. Jackson.  “The new VISTAs will continue to build on our work in the community to identify and bring resources in the area of financial literacy and asset building.” “He or she will complement the work of by our other VISTAs who are focusing on health initiatives, job training and small business development.”

The City’s VISTA project, Lithonia Action to Build Community-(Lithonia ABC) focuses on the CNCS goals of Economic Opportunity.  The City is seeking one applicant to serve as a VISTA Community Liaison for Financial Literacy.  The position is temporary, full-time and funded through the State AmeriCorps Office for a one-year period.  A monthly stipend of $1,026 is provided along with health and other benefits.  An educational award is available upon successful completion of the program.  Outside employment is permitted that does not conflict with responsibilities to the VISTA project.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information at the Corporation for National and Community Service website at:  http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps under the link Find Opportunities Now.  The Lithonia ABC Project link is https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77786&fromSearch=true.   Applications must be submitted online at the CNCS website by Friday, December 22, 2017.  The selected applicant must be available to attend the VISTA training from February 20-23, 2018.  The position will start on Monday, February 26, 2018.

For more information or to learn how to apply, please contact the City Administrator Cheryl Foster, cheryl.foster@lithoniacity.org or call 770-482-8136.

 

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