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2017-18 Promise Zone VISTA Leader
 
 
 
The City of San Antonio has been selected as one of only three cities for a Promise Zone designation, a new federal initiative led by the White House with support from federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. The Obama Administration created the Promise Zone initiative to address the challenges of areas of deep and persistent poverty. Today, the neighborhood you grow up in impacts your odds of graduating high school, whether you are likely to face chronic disease, and your lifelong economic opportunities. The goal of this effort is to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunity, and that the place you are born does not determine your destiny. The Eastside Promise Zone (EPZ) has partnerships with the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the San Antonio Housing Authority, San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) and SA2020. Support partners include San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD), Judson Independent School District, St. Philip’s College and private sector businesses, employers and investors. The 19 contiguous census tracts include 64,125 residents and a poverty rate of 35.03%. The area also includes some of San Antonio’s most violent sectors and lower employment rates at 88.41%, compared to the City’s rate of 94.0%. Juxtaposing EPZ poverty with employment indicate that many employed residents work less than full time and/or work in low wage jobs. On the plus side, the EPZ enjoys close proximity to downtown San Antonio, is bounded on three sides by major highways, enabling wider community access, and is adjacent to two of the region’s largest employers, Fort Sam Houston and the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Please join us as we break the cycle of poverty and revitalize the City’s Eastside.
 
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Member Duties : The Promise Zone VISTA Leader will lead a team of four VISTAs who will organize the efforts of the Promise Zone partners. The Promise Zone VISTA leader will: 1) Provide ongoing support, and professional development to the VISTAs; 2) Assist with development of a Neighborhood Leadership Academy; and 3) Attend and manage the neighborhood association meetings; 4) Support other VISTAs in the coordination of key community projects, including identifying projects, recruiting volunteers and connecting them with opportunities, training for site hosts, and managing day-of logistics.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2017-18 Promise Zone VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
01/29/2018  -   01/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  11/09/2017  To  01/04/2018 

Contact Jaime Lalley
114 W Commerce St
San Antonio   TX   78205
210-207-6502
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68191


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