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Aeon Resident Connections VISTA - Minneapolis
Aeon is recruiting energetic, creative, and independent candidates for a full-time NeighborWorks AmeriCorps VISTA position for the 2013-2014 program year. The VISTA volunteer will will work near downtown Minneapolis to develop neighborhood safety, employment opportunities, and community engagement in Aeon's affordable apartment homes. The Resident Connections program supports housing stability and fosters resident engagement amongst a diverse resident community including East African immigrant families, formerly homeless individuals, low-income workers, and people recovering from chemical dependency. Aeon is an award-winning nonprofit developer, owner and manager of high-quality affordable apartment homes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Aeon has built or renovated more than 2,106 apartments and townhomes, which provide stability to more than 3,500 people each year – including individuals and families with low to moderate incomes and formerly homeless individuals. Established in 1986, Aeon has built quality affordable homes, connected residents to stabilizing resources and managed its properties as long-term assets. Aeon's mission is to create and sustain quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities.
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Member Duties : The successful candidate for the Resident Connections VISTA position will develop resident leaders, promote safety and economic opportunity, and build community through the following projects: 1) Neighborhood safety: Address safety and security concerns in the Elliot Park neighborhood by working with Aeon staff and the multi-organizational Elliot Park neighborhood’s Livability Task Force to create a comprehensive safety and security plan for the area. Identify and develop resident leaders to serve as safety liaisons and potential block club leaders. 2) Employment Opportunities: Provide employment training and opportunities, capitalizing on the upcoming development of a new Vikings Stadium in the neighborhood and the City’s efforts to connect the thousands of jobs anticipated for local residents. 3) Community Engagement: Develop programming at Aeon properties that is responsive to residents’ interests and needs, encourage resident leadership, voice and engagement.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services . 
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Aeon Resident Connections VISTA - Minneapolis

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2013  -   08/04/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Somali, preferred not required

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2013  To  05/20/2013 

Contact Katie Haas
901 N 3rd St
Minneapolis   MN   55401
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49882