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Career Opportunity: Predatory Lending Program AmeriCorps Member

Learn more about AmeriCorps and apply for this position online: AmeriCorps Application Website

Founded May 17, 2011, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is a 501(c)(3) social service agency that provides a range of programs and services to those in need in our 38 county service area regardless of faith, culture or situation. We operate food pantries, welcome refugees from around the world, and care for those struggling with mental illness and other health conditions, in addition to other services. In today’s world, many individuals are stuck in a cycle of debt that creates barriers to self-sufficiency. Many have resorted to “predatory loans” which only makes the problem worse. Catholic Charities is starting a micro-lending program to replace those predatory loans with a traditional bank loan and provide financial education to break the cycle of poor financial decision making. We are looking for a motivated, compassionate individual to help us establish this program and provide key financial education that will help break the cycle of predatory lending!

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps Members will use the FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum to provide financial education that will influence and enhance client’s financial skills and ability to create positive banking relationships. The AmeriCorps Member will utilize volunteers to role play, translate learning materials, act as an assistant instructor to ensure a high level of client engagement. The AmeriCorps member will administer pre/post surveys at the beginning and the end of each educational experience to assess the knowledge increase of clients after participating in the module.

Learn more about AmeriCorps and apply for this position online: AmeriCorps Application Website