Urban Scholars Retention and Licensing VISTA Member

LifeBridge Community Services’ mission is to partner with Bridgeport’s youth and families to build resilience. Our vision is that Bridgeport’s youth and families reach their full potential within a stronger community. The LifeBridge Community Services AmeriCorps VISTA project will engage VISTAs in capacity building activities including community outreach, volunteer management, and partnership development in Bridgeport, CT, which has a poverty rate of 22% (compared to the CT statewide poverty rate of 8%). The VISTAs will enhance and expand existing services at the Center for Youth Development. This includes providing family resources like our Community Closet, which provides free clothing to low-income residents as a first step to meeting basic needs required for educational and employment success. A successful candidate will be committed to our mission. Strong communication and leadership skills are essential to building teams and creating partnerships.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Health Coverage*,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Relocation Allowance,  Training,  Living Allowance.  *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours,  Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas: Children/Youth.
Program Start/End Date: Full Time – 08/16/2021  –   08/14/2022  Listing ID:  105923