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San Diego Promise Zone - Civic Engagement VISTA Associate
The Promise Zone initiative was created to address the challenges in areas with deep and persistent poverty, while recognizing and leveraging the many assets already in place within the community. Today, the neighborhood you grow up in impacts your odds of graduating high school, whether you are likely to face chronic disease, and your lifelong economic opportunities. The initiative’s promise is to co-create an ecosystem of opportunity and investment through collaboration that addresses systemic racism and inequities to improve the quality of life of Promise Zone residents. The Promise Zone aims to transform these under-resourced communities in San Diego by 1) improving educational opportunities; 2) creating a priority of safety; 3) increasing economic activities; 4) creating jobs; 5) increasing access to affordable housing; and 6) increasing access to healthcare and healthy foods. The goal is to ensure that everyone has equitable access to opportunities.
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Member Duties : The Civic Engagement VISTA will help foster alignment around the needs of Promise Zone communities between internal and external stakeholders; build capacity for the Promise Zone Steering Committee and partners throughout the year of service. This will result in increased progress with the long-term planning and sustainability of the initiative during and after the designation. With the City of San Diego serving as the lead organization, SDPZ has an operations team that convenes and coordinates meetings and activities with more than 80 partners, including nonprofits, community organizations, government agencies, and businesses, while actively engaging residents. The focus areas of the SDPZ are: 1) improving educational opportunities 2) creating a priority of safety 3) increasing economic activities 4) creating jobs 5) increasing access to affordable housing and 6) increasing access to healthcare and healthy foods.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
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San Diego Promise Zone - Civic Engagement VISTA Associate

Program Start/End Date
11/06/2024  -   11/06/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   Los Angeles/Orange County  


Accepting Applications
From  12/15/2023  To  06/26/2024 

Contact Melissa Elder
1200 3rd Ave
San Diego   CA   92101

Listing ID 121468


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