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ECDI Women’s Business Center-Cleveland
ECDI’s project will build the capacity of ECDI Incubation and Training Programs, offered through the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and ECDI lending, to assist underserved entrepreneurs. ECDI provides a suite of wrap-around services that include: mentorship programs, coaching, training, professional amenities, co-working space, and loan capital to current and aspiring entrepreneurs. By assisting underserved entrepreneurs with starting and growing their businesses, ECDI creates jobs that help bring individuals into the economic mainstream. The VISTA will work with the WBC to help small business owners expand their businesses and recover from the pandemic. The VISTA will identify, develop and market improvement to WBC programs including Set Up Shop, which provides entrepreneurs with a physical space to market and test new products, and Coffee and Chat, which provides a networking and support system for women entrepreneurs looking to overcome barriers. The VISTA will also assist in collection, management and interpretation of program data and outcomes.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : ECDI and the WBC serve as one-stop-shops for entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses. Through direct training and programming, ECDI helps to remove the social, economic, and business obstacles faced by entrepreneurs. The VISTA will work with staff to build the capacity of current ECDI and WBC programs to help underserved entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. The VISTA will review and evaluate WBC training and incubation services, with a focus on the Set Up Shop program. The VISTA will manage program data, identify opportunities for change, research business development services, and help implement and market needed programmatic improvements. The VISTA will evaluate and help implement the Coffee and Chat program, providing women entrepreneurs with networking support events where they work together to overcome obstacles to entrepreneurship.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Social Media ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ECDI Women’s Business Center-Cleveland

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO   Cleveland/ Akron  

Accepting Applications
From  03/02/2022  To  08/12/2022 

Contact Nicole Liatos
7000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland   OH   44103

Listing ID 86482