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City of Lancaster, Mayor's Office - LOVE YOUR BLOCK VISTA
Love Your Block (LYB) is a high-impact service strategy to revitalize neighborhoods one block at a time. The City provides competitive mini-grants to community groups to purchase the supplies needed to implement local, volunteer-led projects that address property blight and revitalization of low-income neighborhoods through the empowerment of residents. The Love Your Block AmeriCorps VISTA member will be responsible to continue to build capacity. - 18 years of age - US Citizens, nationals, or legal residents - Successfully complete a criminal background check. - VISTA is a full-time commitment - Political advocacy, organizing or demonstrating while on VISTA duty, or while perceived to be on duty, is prohibited - Permits part-time employment and attendance at school during off hour
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Member Duties : Meeting with community members and local stakeholders to identify the most pressing blight-related challenges. Stakeholders could include community organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, schools, faith-based groups, and block groups that serve low-income communities. 2. Building capacity in the city and community by conducting new outreach techniques via community surveys, focus groups, and interviews. Results will be used to inform action steps and program design. 3. Identifying community organizations to lead revitalization projects and manage volunteers. 4. Partner with stakeholders and provide resources, build capacity, or assist with the implementation of neighborhood revitalization projects.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Cell Phone, Laptop, Trans. Voucher ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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City of Lancaster, Mayor's Office - LOVE YOUR BLOCK VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   08/01/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA  


Accepting Applications
From  10/18/2021  To  08/01/2023 

LANCASTER   PA   17602

Listing ID 107844