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Kids on Bikes, Bike Inventory Strategist
Kids on Bikes uses the bicycle as a tool for creating healthy bodies, healthy communities, and a healthy environment. We provide opportunities for kids in low-income neighborhoods to make good choices, all aimed at empowering youth to utilize the bike for healthy living and transportation. Our key pillars are to equip, educate, and empower children and their families to make bicycling an important part of their lives. Over the past decade, Kids on Bikes has become the expert at finding solutions to getting kids, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, to be able to bicycle on a regular basis. We know that kids need access to bicycles but furthermore, they need access to ongoing repairs. They need to know how to be safe and they need to know how and where to ride in their own neighborhoods. We accomplish this through the establishment of neighborhood bike libraries, through afterschool bike clubs, and through summer camps. One of the goals set forth in our strategic plan is to activate neighborhoods from within. We believe that in order to enact change, it must come from the community where children live and go to school. We use our newly opened community bike center, the Pedal Station, as a centralized hub to process donated bikes and distribute them to organized programs in partnership with schools and community centers. And then we train leaders from that school and community who know the kids and families, know the streets and parks, and know the cultural norms for their particular school population.
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Member Duties : The Bike Inventory Strategist VISTA will work closely with the Pedal Station General Manager and the Executive Director to create a strategy for managing the inflow and outflow of bicycles to the newly opened Pedal Station. The VISTA will create a system for bike donations coming into the Pedal Station. This includes creating marketing tools for bike drives and recruiting business and community partners to host bike drives on behalf of Kids on Bikes. Additionally, the VISTA will recruit volunteers to work on bikes that have been donated. This includes marketing and tracking of volunteers with the goal to build a strong and devoted volunteer base at the Pedal Station. Finally, the VISTA will create partnerships with youth agencies to help place disadvantaged youth with a bike that suits their particular needs. In this role, the VISTA will gain firsthand experience in strategic planning, partnership building, volunteer management and marketing.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Kids on Bikes, Bike Inventory Strategist

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2016  -   08/15/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2016  To  09/01/2016 

Contact Nikki McComsey
6365 Corporate Dr
Colorado Springs   CO   80919

Listing ID 67889


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