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St. Louis Promise Zone Communications VISTA
The St. Louis area has been designated as one of the thirteen cities for a Promise Zone designation, a federal initiative led by the White House with support from federal agencies, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Promise Zone initiative was created to address the challenges of significant poverty. The goal of this effort is to ensure that everyone has access to equal opportunity. The boundaries of the St. Louis Promise Zone are the Mississippi River on the East, Delmar Blvd, (City) and St. Charles Rock Road (County) on the South, Interstate 270 on the North and Interstate 170 on the West. This includes roughly 200,000 residents, 28 municipalities, 11 St. Louis City Wards, 4 County Council districts, 7 School Districts. Poverty Rates in this area are 35.48% and an Unemployment rate of 20.91%. The work of the Promise Zone is focused on key areas: increasing economic activity, reducing serious and violent crime, improving educational outcomes, creating sustainable mixed-income communities, improving health and wellness, and workforce readiness.
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Member Duties : The St. Louis Promise Zone Communications VISTA will have a key role in the development of the Promise Zone communication plan to build awareness about, and support for the St. Louis Promise Zone. The Communications Associate will be responsible for developing engagement strategies to inform local residents about the Promise Zone and the Promise Zone Partnership, including the upcoming Promise Campaign. S/he will develop and build the Initiative’s social media presence, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. The Communications Associate will produce a monthly newsletter, and regularly refresh the Promise Zone website. As part of the Promise Zone Operations Team, the Communications Associate will also support the activities of one of the Promise Zone’s standing working groups.
Program Benefits : None
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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St. Louis Promise Zone Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2018  -   07/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  


Accepting Applications
From  05/02/2018  To  11/01/2019 

Contact Erica Henderson
7733 Forsyth Blvd
Saint Louis   MO   63105
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67103