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Strong City/Neighborhood Design Center:Capacity Builder
Community organizations, local governments, and non-profits frequently wish to initiate architectural, landscape architecture, or other design support for community-led development projects that ultimately reduce poverty in their communities. Foundations and other funders are more likely to support a project when it has a clear and developed plan. The Neighborhood Design Center provides pro bono planning, capacity building, conceptual design, and community engagement services for these (yet) unfunded projects. The services we provide enable client organizations to better galvanize support from community and political and funding agencies, resulting in increased investment in disinvested communities. This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with the Neighborhood Design Center in Baltimore, MD. Strong City sponsors 30 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to the Neighborhood Design Center and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings.
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Member Duties : Develop a deep understanding of critical components for successful capacity building for community led development projects. The VISTA will: 1) Document and codify the Place Based Capacity Building projects, 2) Analyze the community capacity needed to create successful grassroots development/community spaces in Baltimore and beyond 3) Develop a set of tools and guidelines for Neighborhood Design Center staff and designers, (as well as other public interest design practitioners) to reference in engaging with community-led development projects.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Strong City/Neighborhood Design Center:Capacity Builder

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2018  -   12/08/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  10/18/2018  To  11/03/2018 

Contact Azure Grimes
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76667