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North Hartford Promise Zone - Data VISTA
Under the Promise Zones initiative, the federal government is investing & partnering with “high-poverty, high capacity” communities in the country & supporting the implementation of neighborhood revitalization strategies focused on job creation, increased access to quality, affordable housing, expanded educational opportunities, improved public safety & improved health outcomes. Promise Zones benefits include technical assistance, federal staff support, & access to preference points for existing federal grant programs. The North Hartford Promise Zone (NHPZ) is engaging at least twenty public, nonprofit, & institutional partners geared toward improving outcomes for the target area's low-income residents & to create a more efficient & effective social service delivery system that will support the success of residents. Under the executive leadership of the Mayor, the City is working in partnership with various stakeholders & the City's own resources to coordinate efforts & cross-sector partnerships, to advance neighborhood revitalization & create a safe prosperous future for residents. The NHPZ has identified the following seven goals as instrumental to increasing the quality of life and accelerating efforts to create comprehensive community revitalization. 1)Increase resident's net income, financial capabilities, long-term job retention & net worth over time. 2) Attract & retain businesses in the North Hartford Promise Zone commercial corridors. 3) Reduce crime & improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization. 4) Increase the number of high school graduates that are college & career ready. 5) Create programs that assist promise zone residents with preventing foreclosure & provide low-to moderate income individuals and/or households decent, affordable & sustainable rental, home ownership, & home improvement opportunities. 6) Improve the emotional & physical development of high-risk children & families.
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Member Duties : Work closely with the Dir. of the NHPZ, CT Center for Advanced Technology, City of Hartford's Metro Hartford Innovation Services & the VISTA team to support the data collection & analysis central to the Promise Zone (PZ) effort. Respons. include: *Support the evaluation of NHPZ activities including key metrics informing evaluation; lead efforts to gather & analyze data; conduct surveys & interviews; develop recommendations & support the improvement implementation *Research best practices to possibly apply to PZ challenges; Provide research/writing to ensure the accuracy of data & stats reports out of NHPZ *Assist with prof. devel./training activities for implementation & support partners around data collection & evaluation *Foster relationships with key organizations *Prepare progress reports to partners & federal agencies re: successes & challenges based on data collection & analysis *Partner with the Communications Coord. VISTA to prep documents for the public on PZ progress/impact.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Medicine ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Data collection and analysis ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work . 
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North Hartford Promise Zone - Data VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2017  -   07/21/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2018  To  05/15/2018 

Contact Courtenay Jackson
550 Main St
Hartford   CT   06103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67582