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North Hartford Promise Zone - Media & Communications 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 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 six 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 : Communication & Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA: Objective is to help increase engagement of residents & community members in PZ initiatives & coordinate communication between PZ administration, residents, community members & partners. VISTA will also support PZ Director & VISTA Leader with creating a comprehensive communication plan. Specific respons. include: *Develop & maintain engagement strategies e.g. newsletters, funding bulletins * Update PZ residents, community members & stakeholders on important events, opportunities & outcomes associated with the PZ via the website *Research/implement other community engagement best practices *Plan, organize & implement comprehensive social media calendar *Creating high-quality videos (60 second - 3 minute) that enhance NHPZ awareness, support development and activities that support the five NHPZ goal areas, educate, etc. *Coordinate with key communication/marketing staff at partner agencies to ensure consistent messaging.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Housing ,  Veterans ,  Environment ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
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North Hartford Promise Zone - Media & Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/22/2019  -   12/19/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  01/10/2020  To  04/20/2020 

Contact Courtenay Jackson
550 Main St
Hartford   CT   06103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67628