Cohoes, New York - 54353
The Connect Center is a youth center in Cohoes, NY that offers free after school and summer
programming in STEAM areas to students in grades 6-12 in the Capital District. Our mission is to
break the cycle of poverty by connecting youth to careers. We believe impacting poverty
requires a whole human approach so in addition to our youth programs, we also offer several
community support services like a food pantry, community closet, Backpack program and little
We are seeking a person who wants to:
● Explore the world of youth and community programming
● Gain experience working with youth
● Learn what it’s like to work in a quickly growing nonprofit organization
The goal of this year three of three position, is to leave the Connect Center will have engaging,
well-run, educational opportunities for local school children that follow best practices and serve
as a model for similar centers.
Similar to the youth programming, the site-based pantry and backpack programs will have the
same goals of committed long-term volunteers running them and follow best practices to serve
as a model for future projects.
VISTAs earn a living allowance for their service. The annual living allowance is $17,600.30,
which is $675.08 on a bi-weekly basis.
Note: VISTAs and VISTA Leaders do not have access to on-campus housing.
Visit us online: https://www.siena.edu/centers-institutes/ace and on IG: @sienavistas
To Apply: email Mairead Carr at email@example.com or search “ACE at Siena” on the MyAmeriCorps Portal.