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Cities of Service Resilience AmeriCorps - Norfolk, VA
Resilience AmeriCorps members will serve as local ambassadors and experts in impact volunteering, increasing local capacity and equipping low-income communities to better prepare for and address the risks and challenges associated with climate change. Responsibilities will include: Help implement the strategies and actions laid out in the city’s recently completed resilient strategy, Norfolk: Resilient City, which identified three goals for its resilience work: design the coastal community of the future; create economic opportunity by advancing efforts to grow existing and new sectors; and, advance initiatives to connect communities, deconcentrate poverty, and strengthen neighborhoods. Collectively create a vision for the city’s future. The city’s Planning, Neighborhood Development, Emergency Preparedness departments assisted by the Resilience Office are implementing Vision 2100—a community conversation to identify the important assets (people, places and things) that make Norfolk important. #shareNorfolk social media campaign asking resident to take pictures of the people places and things that make their neighborhoods work. Resident asset mapping project, community meetings using pictures from #shareNorfolk to assist residents in identifying on maps those things that make neighborhoods and the city important. Reinvest in and revitalize neighborhoods. The city’s City Manager’s Office is directing the implementation of the recommendations from the Mayor’s Commission on Poverty Reduction. Coordinate volunteers to support Bank On Norfolk, a new program designed to connect unbanked and under-banked residents to mainstream banking services, providing education, mentoring and matching funds to volunteer participants. The goal is to reduce the financial transaction fees unbanked or under-banked residents incur and to assist residents in creating emergency fund accounts
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Norfolk’s Resilience Cities Neighborhood and Poverty Reduction Coordinators will plan and implement impact volunteering and community engagement initiatives that enhance climate resilience in low-income communities; conduct community outreach to hear resident concerns on resilience and preparedness; cultivate partnerships among stakeholders including; community organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, private entities, local public utilities and energy companies, and more who can build capacity, serve as volunteers, and increase support for resilience work in low-income communities.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Disaster Relief ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Disaster Services ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking . 
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Cities of Service Resilience AmeriCorps - Norfolk, VA

Program Start/End Date
01/30/2017  -   01/29/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  09/29/2016  To  12/07/2016 

Contact Christine Morris
810 Union St
Norfolk   VA   23510

Listing ID 64024


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