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Economic Development Planner
 
 
 
For the past 12 years, IndyEast residents, along with major local institutions and community partners have worked together to create a new story for the Near Eastside of Indianapolis – a neighborhood where residents choose to live, work and play. The ambitious, resident-created Quality of Life Plan leverages local, federal and private investment in the neighborhood to achieve over 150 objectives. As a long-standing institution, the John Boner Neighborhood Centers (JBNC) has been a leader in coordinating these efforts, supporting and building capacity, and seeking financial resources for the Near Eastside. The recent federal Promise Zone designation builds on the accomplishments of the JBNC and its ten implementation partners, setting and achieving goals in a methodically developed plan. Promise Zone designations allow high-poverty but high-capacity communities to partner with the federal government to achieve these goals. The Promise Zone designation does not come with any funding, but rather a package of benefits to designated areas. These benefits include access to priority points when requesting federal funding, a dedicated liaison to different federal government agencies, and five VISTA members to assist in completing the work. The ten-year designation advances the IndyEast neighborhood strategy to achieve five community defined goals. These are Live IndyEast (Develop Affordable Housing and Redevelopment), Work IndyEast (Create Jobs), Buy IndyEast (Increase Economic Activity), Learn IndyEast (Improve Educational Opportunities) and Safe IndyEast (Reduce Serious and Violent Crime). Each goal contains three sub-goals, along with clearly identified activities and interventions. Over the next eight years, JBNC, along with neighborhood residents and implementation partners will work to carry out the activities and interventions while leveraging new sources of federal funding opportunities.
 
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Member Duties : The Economic Development Planner will work with the co-chairs of the Buy IndyEast committee to achieve the Promise Zone plan goals related to increasing economic activity. Additionally, The VISTA member will be responsible for implementing the communications strategy for the Promise Zone. This will include telling the story and translating the success of the Promise Zone initiative to a diverse group of stakeholders. The VISTA will implement a neighborhood engagement plan that allows residents to engage in the work of economic development. Finally, the VISTA member will work with the staff and the Buy IndyEast committee to implement activities to create vibrant commercial corridors while establishing the IndyEast area as a regional destination for shopping, dining, and recreation.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Economic Development Planner

Program Start/End Date
06/21/2018  -   06/20/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  

Accepting Applications
From  01/12/2018  To  04/14/2018 

Contact Jon Berg
2236 E 10th St
Indianapolis   IN   46201
317-808-2350
jberg@jbncenters.org
www.jbncenters.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71177


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