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Community Engagement 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 these reasons, Bridgewater College (BC), located just south of Harrisonburg, is partnering with three non-profit agencies serving this area: Our Community Place (OCP), Roberta Webb Child Care Center (a United Way organization) and Precious Gems Academy formerly Ruby Slipper's 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 and 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 Experiential Learning component.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : This position will focus on developing, designing, and maintaining an Experiential Learning Course Management / system for Bridgewater College to include online agency evaluation system; and developing service-learning opportunities. Other duties include, organizing and developing a Community Agency Advisory Committee, and organizing and hosting a Community Engagement Course and Design Workshop for Bridgewater College faculty and staff members and community agency representatives.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Engagement Coordinator- Bridgewater College

Program Start/End Date
02/15/2015  -   02/14/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  10/20/2014  To  12/15/2014 

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

Listing ID 45452