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City of Salinas Small Business Associate VISTA
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. The Alisal is located on the Salinas’ East area and is home to a majority-minority population that is 94 percent Hispanic or Latino. The Alisal Plan is a community driven planning process that communicates 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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Member Duties : The objectives will focus on actively tackling projects to implement AVP economic development chapter recommendations and the City’s Blueprint for Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency that support small businesses impacted by the economic downturn resulting from the pandemic. The VISTA member will also work to implement a Business, Retention, and Expansion program. The purpose of the Americorps Vista Small business support is to provide students of graduate and undergraduate programs with professional economic development experience in a public sector organization. This program is intended to provide one year of full time Volunteer experience. Upon the student's completion of the one service year, the applicant should have adequate training and experience necessary for an entry-level economic development position within the public sector.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Leadership . 
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City of Salinas Small Business Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/07/2022  -   11/06/2023

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  09/28/2022  To  10/31/2022 

Contact Crystal Casillas
65 West Alisal Street
Salinas   CA   93901

Listing ID 99469