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NYIC VISTA, Fundraising at CIANA

This position is part of the 2023 - 2024 NYIC VISTA program, which is run by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and places AmeriCorps VISTAs – referred to as NYIC VISTAs – at nonprofit organizations throughout New York State where they build organizational capacity through communications, fundraising, program development/outreach and/or volunteer management projects. The capacity that they build is then used by their host organizations to advance their work on providing community members with anti-poverty services (e.g., ESL/ESOL, legal, youth, health, housing, employment/career). NYIC VISTAs are supported by the NYIC with several multi-day in-person trainings throughout the year, weekly webinars, monthly check-ins with NYIC staff, ongoing networking opportunities and general support.


Member Duties

VISTA Placement

Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans, Inc. (CIANA), 


CIANA’s Mission

CIANA's mission is to prevent the growing marginalization of new immigrants and refugees from highly traditional societies through specialized transitional services, leading to their successful integration into the socio-economic and civic life of America while continuing to maintain pride in their cultural heritage.


VISTA Activities

The NYIC VISTA will work on fundraising projects (e.g., event planning, grant applications, donor mailings) in support of the organization's direct service/programmatic work. Fluency in Arabic, Bangla and/or Spanish is a plus.


Service Location

36-12 34th Avenue, 2nd Floor

Astoria, NY 11106


Living Allowance



Program Benefits

  • Relocation Allowance

  • Health Coverage*

  • Living Allowance

  • Training

  • Childcare assistance if eligible

  • Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend


*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit 



  • Permits attendance at school during off hours

  • Permits working at another job during off hours


Service Areas

Community and Economic Development



  • Writing/Editing

  • Fundraising/Grantwriting

  • Communications


Program Start/End Date

08/28/2023 - 08/27/2024


Work Schedule

Full Time (Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM)

Education level

College graduate

Age Requirement

Minimum: 18



Bi/multilingual, especially in Arabic, Bangla, or Spanish, is a plus!



Francis Madi

131 W 33rd Street

New York NY 10001 

To Apply

Apply on the AmeriCorps portal here.

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