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Community Development Coordinator- Bridgewater College
Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Project The Northeast Neighborhood of Harrisonburg, VA is a distinction made by residents living within the area north of West Market Street (US Route 33), east of Main Street (US Route 11), and south of Old Furnace Road. This area is characterized by high unemployment, high rates of non-violent crime, low rates of home ownership, low income, and socio-cultural divides. For this reason, Bridgewater College (BC), located just south of Harrisonburg, is partnering with three non-profit agencies serving this area: Our Community Place (OCP), New Community Project (NCP), and Precious Gems Academy formerly Ruby Slippers Academy. VISTA members are requested to help the partners capitalize on existing community assets to achieve the following goals: 1. Build the capacity and sustainability of non-profit agencies through strengthened resource mobilization (financial and volunteers) and improved marketing strategies; 2. to reduce the racial/ethnic/socioeconomic/language barriers within the Northeast Neighborhood to form a more unified community working to promote healthy community relations through community engagement and service projects; and 3. to develop and strengthen Experiential Learning opportunities that directly benefits community members and engage students in meaningful educational experience through a total of 30% of all university courses containing a Service Learning component.
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Member Duties : The focus of this position will be non-profit capacity building within the partnering agencies. These organizations are located and or operate in the Northeast Neighborhood in Harrisonburg, VA. Responsibilities will include conducting a needs assessment for each of the three partnering agencies (Our Community Place, New Community Project, and Precious Gems Academy formerly Ruby Slippers Academy), and develop systems/process which will present opportunities for partnership development, fundraising, grant writing, membership recruitment, volunteer recruitment and training, and public engagement. The overall goal will be to increase the capacity and sustainability of the organizations to accomplish their missions as well as inspire individuals and the community, in turn leading to greater economic opportunities, increased education awareness in youth, reduced homelessness, reduced unemployment, and a reduced crime rate within the Northeast Neighborhood of Harrisonburg, VA.
Program Benefits :
Health Coverage ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Development Coordinator- Bridgewater College

Program Start/End Date
06/30/2013  -   06/29/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/03/2013  To  06/10/2013 

Contact Stephanie Wilson
402 E College St
Bridgewater   VA   22812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 45446