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North Hartford Promise Zone - Community Engagement 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 : Community Engagement VISTAs: 2 VISTAs will each be assigned to guide efforts in 3 key areas. 1) One VISTA will focus on faith based partners); 2) Economic Development, Job Creation & Housing; 3) Education, Health & Wellness & Public Safety. Specific responsibilities: *Help ensure high performance from partners through working groups in goal areas: retain membership list; facilitate communications; track follow-up items; *Develop the infrastructure & protocols to distribute info to community/organization partners & individuals in need of resources & services *Lead efforts to coordinate community projects developed in the working group including volunteer recruitment/placement, training for site hosts, & managing day-of logistics *Work with the Data & Evaluation Coordinator VISTA Communication & Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA to coordinate & promote events & provide data related to the respective issue areas.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety ,  Housing ,  Education ,  Technology ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
North Hartford Promise Zone - Community Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
05/24/2018  -   05/23/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  01/05/2018  To  04/15/2019 

Contact Courtenay Jackson
550 Main St
Hartford   CT   06103
8607579508
courtenay.jackson@hartford.gov
www.hartford.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67612


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