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Economic Development Capacity Builder VISTA - San Luis
Downtown Colorado, Inc is a statewide organization of Do-ers dedicated to downtowns! We have worked across Colorado for the past 40 years to grow vibrant thriving downtowns and communities. We have members across the state and work in rural and metropolitan areas. Our headquarters is in Denver, CO, this site is based in San Luis, CO. San Luis has a population of 790 located in Costilla County. San Luis is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Colorado. San Luis is home to the stations of the Cross, has easy access to the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, and is located in the Mystic San Luis Valley. San Luis is one hour from Alamosa, a larger population center if you are looking for more things to do. In this position you will work with the town of San Luis in their asset-based economic development projects. Including growing the Main Street program’s visibility by tracking the administration of the Main St Open for Business grant, locating Pop Up Plaza funding, and collaborating with Colorado Housing and Finance Authority small-scale housing program working to transform a block of downtown into housing. An independent worker with strong written and verbal skills would do best in this position. DCI prides itself in our program’s ability to connect you across the state. VISTAs serving with DCI will receive a membership giving you access to our events and trainings. Email for more information! Or check out our website to learn more about or programs and other open positions.
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Member Duties : You will work with the rural town of San Luis in their asset-based economic development projects. The San Luis Valley (SLV) region & the Town of San Luis is a high poverty area with out-migration of youth, insufficient employment opportunities, & limited collaboration among local governments & marginalized demographics. The VISTA will further partnership initiatives which include vacant building activation, raising funds, & building awareness which contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty. The 3 largest projects will be growth and stability of the Main Street Program, establishing a Town Plaza, and building youth development. You will facilitate sharing the story to encourage community involvement. The Town received town plaza designs but have not been able to fund implementing the Plaza. You will seek grants to support the plaza creation. Your work on this project will be vital to bringing the youth to the table and ensuring they are engaged in the design of the program.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing Assistance ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Urban Planning ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Economic Development Capacity Builder VISTA - San Luis

Program Start/End Date
10/23/2023  -   10/22/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  07/10/2023  To  09/22/2023 

Contact Kylie Brown
1420 N Ogden St
Denver   CO   80218

Listing ID 109538


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