September 23, 2014  
  Community Area Resource Enterprise, Inc.
A nonprofit organization in Gallup, NM near historic Route 66
"Creating Opportunities to End Homelessness"
 
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Current Opportunity: 
 
CARE 66 VISTA Program

CARE 66 is currently recruiting an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer. The VISTA volunteers will strengthen our current programs through fundraising, volunteer recruitment, event planning, educational programming and other administrative tasks. VISTA volunteers work behind the scenes to build the capacity of their host organization. VISTA positions are a full-time, year-long commitment beginning November 2014.

VISTA positions are open to all US citizens, nationals, and lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 or older. Other qualifications include:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability in working well with others
• Highly organized and self-motivated
• Must be available November 4-7th to attend a pre-service mandatory training in Dallas

Members receive a modest living allowance of approximately $900 per month, health coverage and childcare, if needed. Other benefits include student loan forbearance or deference and an educational award or cash stipend at the completion of service.
To be considered for one of these positions, please send a resume, cover letter and the names and phone numbers of three references—at least two professional or academic—to sanjay@care66.org by 5PM on Monday, September 19.
 
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Who We Are:
CARE 66 is Community Area Resource Enterprise, a non-profit organization in Gallup, New Mexico. The 66 in our name comes from being located on Highway 66. Gallup's history is closely tied to this old mother road. And we are glad to be a part of it.
 

Our Mission:
Our mission is to create opportunities to end homelessness.
 
We believe that housing is a human right. We are committed to working with homeless people to develop affordable housing. By “affordable” we mean by people making about 60 percent of the area median income.
We attempt to fulfill our mission by:
  • Providing Transitional Housing to single men and women.
  • Creating affordable housing.
  • Creating opportunities for work at a living wage.
By providing opportunities for people to improve work and life skills to become self-sufficient.

We help make hope real for people suffering from homelessness.

 
 
Check out our blog: http://care66.blogspot.com/



Facts about Poverty:
The median income for a household in McKinley County was $25,005, and the median income for a family was $26,806. The per capita income for the county was $9,872. About 31.90% of families and 36.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.30% of those under age 18 and 31.50% of those age 65 or over. The county's per-capita income makes it one of the poorest counties in the United States.
 
USDA nondiscrimination statement:
 

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable,political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.(No tall prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)