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Love Your Block Summer Associate-South Bend, IN
The Love Your Block program brings city leaders and residents together to build stronger neighborhoods, one block at a time. Typically, cities implementing Love Your Block invite community groups to identify priority projects and award mini-grants to support neighborhood-driven solutions that the community can implement. This program focuses on helping cities to partner with community groups and activate resident volunteers to repair, remediate, or otherwise address blight in their neighborhoods. Blighted properties include, but are not limited to, single-family homes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, vacant lots, parks, and other public spaces. VISTA members will help design and launch the first year of this two-year program in the City of South Bend. This position requires a high level of community interaction, calling on VISTA members to build relationships with residents and partner organizations. The AmeriCorps VISTA will be working out of South Bend City Hall. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, VISTA members will follow the same protocol of city staff, as it pertains to working remotely.
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Member Duties : Work directly with community groups and mini-grant recipients to implement projects related to litter reduction, minor exterior home repairs, and vacant lot activation; Cultivate and maintain partnerships among stakeholders such as community organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, and block groups; Review and coordinate service requests from resident stakeholders with internal departments; Draft press releases pertaining to program activities; Design program flyers and brochures; Work with neighborhoods to recruit volunteers; Create and maintain a database of projects, partners, and volunteers; Assist in managing mini-grant recipient and partner relationships; Coordinate project volunteers; Collect testimonials from residents that demonstrate program impact; Write stories about the impact of mini-grant projects; Build and maintain a social media presence for the program
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Love Your Block Summer Associate-South Bend, IN

Program Start/End Date
06/26/2023  -   08/27/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2023  To  06/05/2023 

Contact Alejandra Garcia
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218

Listing ID 117823