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Education and Workforce Strategist
 
 
 
For the past 11 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 Education and Workforce Development Strategist will work with the co-chairs of the Learn IndyEast and Work IndyEast committees to achieve the Promise Zone plan goals related to Education and Workforce Development. The VISTA member will build capacity of the committees by leading committee and working group meetings and fostering the functions of the committees. The VISTA member will plan and implement a strategy that engages the community in education and workforce strategies. Finally, the Education and Workforce Development Strategist will work with staff and committees to research, plan and develop partnerships to support education and workforce goals.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Urban Planning . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Education and Workforce Strategist

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  04/24/2018 

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

Listing ID 71178


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