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Neighborhood Engagement Specialist
For the past 12 years, IndyEast residents, along with major local institutions and community partners have worked together to create a new story for the Near Eastside of Indianapolis – a neighborhood where residents choose to live, work and play. The ambitious, resident-created Quality of Life Plan leverages local, federal and private investment in the neighborhood to achieve over 150 objectives. As a long-standing institution, the John Boner Neighborhood Centers (JBNC) has been a leader in coordinating these efforts, supporting and building capacity, and seeking financial resources for the Near Eastside. The recent federal Promise Zone designation builds on the accomplishments of the JBNC and its ten implementation partners, setting and achieving goals in a methodically developed plan. Promise Zone designations allow high-poverty but high-capacity communities to partner with the federal government to achieve these goals. The Promise Zone designation does not come with any funding, but rather a package of benefits to designated areas. These benefits include access to priority points when requesting federal funding, a dedicated liaison to different federal government agencies, and five VISTA members to assist in completing the work. The ten-year designation advances the IndyEast neighborhood strategy to achieve five community defined goals. These are Live IndyEast (Develop Affordable Housing and Redevelopment), Work IndyEast (Create Jobs), Buy IndyEast (Increase Economic Activity), Learn IndyEast (Improve Educational Opportunities) and Safe IndyEast (Reduce Serious and Violent Crime). Each goal contains three sub-goals, along with clearly identified activities and interventions. Over the next eight years, JBNC, along with neighborhood residents and implementation partners will work to carry out the activities and interventions while leveraging new sources of federal funding opportunities.
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Member Duties : The Neighborhood Engagement Specialist will provide support and capacity building to both the LiveIndyEast and Safe IndyEast committees. The Live IndyEast committee focuses on housing options in the Promise Zone while the Safe IndyEast committee focuses on reducing serious and violent crime. The Neighborhood Engagement Specialist will work to build the capacity of the Promise Zone team by engaging community members around safety and housing opportunities. The Neighborhood Engagement Specialist will work with the Director of Neighborhood Engagement to create implement a neighborhood engagement plan that allows residents to participate in Promise Zone focus areas. Finally, the Neighborhood Engagement Specialist will work with the Promise Zone Director to implement activities related to Promise Zone housing and public safety goals.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homeland Security . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Neighborhood Engagement Specialist

Program Start/End Date
06/21/2018  -   06/20/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  


Accepting Applications
From  01/12/2018  To  04/14/2018 

Contact Jon Berg
2236 E 10th St
Indianapolis   IN   46201
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 63130