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Community Organizing Summer VISTA
The VISTA Summer Associate will have the opportunity to work with our community building specialist in our Community Building and Organizing department. Working closely with our staff and residents in the community, the VISTA Summer Associate will help create and support systems that further strengthen the positive impact NHS has on our target population in the Greater New Haven area. Our VISTA Summer Associate will function as an integral part of our staff devoted to neighborhood revitalization and stabilization. As part of our efforts to stabilize and strengthen neighborhoods, we look at four prerequisites for creating a "neighborhood of choice": Physical Conditions, Image, Market and Neighborhood Management. The work will include helping improve neighborhood's physical conditions and image; attending and supporting community policing efforts; and expanding participation in community gardening in our targeted neighborhoods. The position will include door-to-door engagement and support of resident-led initiatives. The VISTA Summer Associate may collaborate with other summer associates on various smaller projects.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Responsibilities with the community building specialist include door-to-door engagement and support of resident-led initiatives. Duties include: collaborating with a local resident to establish a youth gardening class; orchestrating the planting of four additional trees on one of our targeted streets; planning and hosting a summer block party for one of our target communities; promoting resident leadership by encouraging block watches and attendance at Community Management Team meetings; engaging residents in two neighborhood beautification projects; conducting and analyzing block condition and resident satisfaction surveys; pursuing an art project in the community garden in conjunction with The Hill Art Museum.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Organizing Summer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2013  -   08/17/2013

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2013  To  05/02/2013 

Contact James Paley
333 Sherman Ave
New Haven   CT   06511
(203) 562-0598
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49187