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City of Salinas Small Business Support VISTA
The City of Salinas’ mission is to create a safe, healthy, prosperous, vibrant, and equitable community through targeted revitalization, sustainable policies, and well-designed land uses that facilitate a high quality of life and encourages community growth and partnerships. The Alisal is located on the Salinas’ East side and is home to a majority-minority population that is 94 percent Hispanic or Latino, with 33 percent of its residents living in poverty, compared to 21 percent of Salinas residents overall. The Alisal Plan is a community driven planning process that will communicate the collective vision of the residents and strategies for on-going collaboration and partnership between the City and community in addressing issues and opportunities specific to the Alisal. The Alisal Plan Support Team, comprised of five VISTA members, will work together on multifaceted strategies to alleviate poverty in the Alisal neighborhood by focusing on Economic Opportunity, Housing, Education and Literacy, and Healthy Futures.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Small Business Support - The selected AmeriCorps member will work closely with City staff and consultants supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs that are predominantly Latinx and historically have struggled to receive resources, particularly in the Alisal neighborhood. This is inequity is magnified as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. Objectives will focus on implementing priority actions identified in the Alisal Vibrancy Plan Economic Development chapter including, but not limited to, actively tackle projects to implement economic development recommendations from the Alisal Vibrancy Plan and the Blueprint for Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency that support small businesses impacted by the pandemic related economic downturn and that promote the Alisal as an attractive shopping destination.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation 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 :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work . 
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City of Salinas Small Business Support VISTA

Program Start/End Date
03/14/2022  -   03/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  


Accepting Applications
From  11/15/2021  To  02/18/2022 

Contact Sophia Rome
200 Lincoln Ave
Salinas   CA   93901

Listing ID 99469