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2017-18 Promise Zone Outreach & Engagement Specialist
The City of San Antonio has been selected as one of only three cities for a Promise Zone designation, a new federal initiative led by the White House with support from federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. The Obama Administration created the Promise Zone initiative to address the challenges of areas of deep and persistent poverty. Today, the neighborhood you grow up in impacts your odds of graduating high school, whether you are likely to face chronic disease, and your lifelong economic opportunities. The goal of this effort is to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunity, and that the place you are born does not determine your destiny. The Eastside Promise Zone (EPZ) has partnerships with the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the San Antonio Housing Authority, San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) and SA2020. Support partners include San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), Judson Independent School District, St. Philip’s College and private sector businesses, employers and investors. The 19 contiguous census tracts include 64,125 residents and a poverty rate of 35.03%. The area also includes some of San Antonio’s most violent sectors and lower employment rates of 88.41%, compared to the City’s rate of 94.0%. Juxtaposing EPZ poverty with employment indicate that many employed residents work less than full time and/or work in low wage jobs. On the plus side, the EPZ enjoys close proximity to downtown San Antonio, is bounded on three sides by major highways, enabling wider community access, and is adjacent to two of the region’s largest employers, Fort Sam Houston and the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Please join us as we break the cycle of poverty and revitalize the City’s Eastside.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work with a coalition of community stakeholders to advance the goals in areas of community voice and community engagement. 1) Assist with leading efforts to coordinate community projects at a grass roots level that are developed to engage there eastside residents, such as job fairs, community clean ups, etc. 2) Work closely with the public relations consultant, community engagement specialist, VISTAs and partners to strengthen the community voice and recruit community volunteer/leaders to engage the community. 3)Lead the coordination of the Promise Zone to Work job training program making recommendations on improvements and streamlining processes. 4) Attend and recruit Eastside community members and residents to attend neighborhood association meetings, community events, resources events, and other community driven activities.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  VIA Bus Pass ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2017-18 Promise Zone Outreach & Engagement Specialist

Program Start/End Date
11/06/2017  -   11/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  08/25/2017  To  11/15/2017 

Contact Jaime Lalley
114 W Commerce St
San Antonio   TX   78205
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 56579