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Shaker Heights Neighborhood Coordinator 2021 VISTA
The proposed sub-site VISTA project is the 3rd year of the current project. SHDC’s sub-site VISTA project is focused on a co-work and resource facility, The Dealership, located in the only LMI Census tract (1836.03-1) in Shaker Heights. The third year of the current VISTA project will focus on developing and implementing a series of virtual workshops and creating newsletter for small businesses to help navigate ever-changing COVID reality. The workshops will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to, e-commerce, bookkeeping, grant writing and access to capital. The newsletter will focus on benefits of coworking during COVID, The Dealership’s resources for entrepreneurs and networking. The VISTA will be responsible for researching and connecting with potential partners to implement the workshops and create content for the newsletter on a monthly basis. The target audience for the workshops will be existing businesses looking to grow and entrepreneurs in the early stages of forming a business with focusing on minority and women-owned businesses. The workshops will aim to help individuals enhance skill sets and provide business owners with the necessary tools to help them increase employment opportunities for Shaker residents in the LMI Census tract. The outreach work will further establish The Dealership as a community asset that can be leveraged by community members and local businesses to build assets. The sub-site VISTA project will also encompass organizing and supporting the Chagrin-Lee business association. This work will help businesses to increase revenue, secure capital, and create employment and supports the goal of thriving local businesses and business districts that contribute to an equitable and prosperous future for our community. The sub-site VISTA project aligns with the OCDCA Project Goals of increasing and maintaining assets for individuals and businesses and increasing access to employment opportunities.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Survey businesses to determine ongoing impacts of COVID-19; Identify subject matter experts to participate in virtual panels; Perform outreach to target audience to recruit participants for the workshops; Research and catalog the current landscape of small business workshops in the region; Identify potential partners for participation in The Dealership workshop series; Perform outreach to selected partner organizations and develop workshop calendar; Convene merchants’ association meetings on a monthly basis; Provide entrepreneurs with site selection information about The Dealership and Chagrin + Lee corridor monthly and as needed; Research the best co-work newsletter practices from other co-work spaces; Assist with social media management, and creating newsletter with the goal of raising awareness about The Dealership’s resources among targeted audiences; Connect with 2 new community members per month to obtain feedback on what resources should be available at The Dealership.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Architectural Planning ,  marketing/econ development ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Shaker Heights Neighborhood Coordinator 2021 VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO   Cleveland/ Akron  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2022  To  06/06/2022 

Contact Tuba Baloglu
3558 Lee Rd
Shaker Heights   OH   44120

Listing ID 86504