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West Ward Initiative
About West Ward Initiative The goal of the Newark West Ward Initiative (WWI) is to promote effective partnerships designed to improve economic and community development, job creation and workforce development, housing equity, public safety, education and health. Overseen by the Rutgers University Newark’s Office of University-Community Partnerships, the West Ward Initiative embraces and supports revitalization and redevelopment efforts in an area characterized by concentrated poverty and associated socio-economic disadvantages, urban blight, and crime “hot spots”. Two major partners for the West Ward Initiative are the Newark Fairmount Promise Neighborhood (NFPN) and the West Ward Community Coalition (WWCC). This is a New Jersey Campus Compact Statewide Collective Impact AmeriCorps VISTA Project. With our college and university partners, New Jersey Campus Compact is building a cohort of AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the anti-poverty work of 14 large-scale, cross-sector organizations focused on increasing education, economic opportunity, and healthy futures in NJ’s underserved urban areas. We seek a qualified, civic-minded individual to be the AmeriCorps VISTA serving at the West Ward Initiative.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : AmeriCorps VISTA Duties As a New Jersey Campus Compact VISTA based at Rutgers Newark Office of Community University Partnerships, you will be a vital team member serving with WWI senior staff, faculty, nonprofits, residents, and volunteers to build WWI’s education programs. You will research, develop, and help coordinate: 1. Research and engage potential training resources to improve capacity of the networks education subgroups 2. Helping to establish capacity building networks and improving communications among partners 3. Develop and execute public relations activities to support the activities of the collaborative. 4. Garnering financial and other resources, and, 5. Recruiting, training and managing volunteers.
Program Benefits : Work with Rutgers Executives ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Cultural competency ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

West Ward Initiative

Program Start/End Date
08/25/2017  -   08/26/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

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


Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2017  To  07/10/2017 

Contact Akelah Moore
Rutgers U Newark - Oucp
Newark   NJ   07102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 61491