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2013-14 VISTA Agape Community Center - Fairfield, Milwaukee
Agape Community Center is a multi-faceted organization that has provided support for the greater Milwaukee community since 1986. Agape staff members work to address economic challenges faced by residents located in nine neighborhoods in the northwest side of Milwaukee. Through its involvement with the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, Agape's Neighborhood Development team, which includes another VISTA, seeks to foster neighborhoods of choice. The team works on creating program structures that allow for the implementation of reinvestment efforts that support a healthy mix of amenities and contribute to a higher quality of life. Agape is seeking one VISTA to explore economic development opportunities and foster the growth of an existing community network in the Fairfield neighborhood. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 15, 2013.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will conduct community outreach, bring stakeholders together in the development of strategic plan for the neighborhood, and work with residents & business owners to develop and implement projects that improve the local aesthetic and support new economic opportunities. The VISTA is encouraged to have a knowledge base with regard to community development and will be responsible for fostering creative policies and programs that support the implementation and sustainability of neighborhood development efforts. Among the many benefits of working for Agape Community Center, the VISTA will refine communication skills by working with community leaders, expand visioning skills through the strategic planning process, and strengthen their connection to the greater Milwaukee community by engaging partners and stakeholders in securing resources for revitalization and neighborhood development. Basic knowledge of Esri ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite are useful, but are not required.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Architectural Planning ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications . 
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2013-14 VISTA Agape Community Center - Fairfield, Milwaukee

Program Start/End Date
08/12/2013  -   08/15/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  04/22/2013  To  06/15/2013 

Contact Tanya Fonseca
6100 N 42nd St
Milwaukee   WI   53209
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 45326