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E3.18 Lincoln Park Innovation Zone Developer VISTA
Ecolibrium3 is a Duluth-based organization that has been nationally recognized for development of innovative approaches to difficult problems. Our use of design-thinking to effectively empower people and create unique partnerships allows us to develop strong community relationships and impactful programs. Working in concert with the Duluth Mayor's Office, Ecolibrium3 is applying our approach to the new Lincoln Park Innovation Zone. The goal of the Lincoln Park Innovation Zone is to revitalize a neighborhood that has suffered from historical disinvestment. The neighborhood has seen expanded economic interest and has been recently become #CraftingSomethingGreat, as smaller craft-based businesses have relocated or started in the neighborhood. Through the Innovation Zone concept, the VISTA member will work to ensure that revitalization of the neighborhood business district results in expanded opportunities for low-income neighborhood residents. The Innovation Zone Developer will build the capacity of residents and businesses to define ongoing issues and secure partnerships and programs needed to address the challenges. We seek a curious person who measures their success in action, not just conversation. The VISTA will help build partnerships, develop innovation and leadership curriculum, and support neighborhood-led projects resulting from design thinking. We believe that our neighborhood holds the wisdom to reduce poverty, increase health and wellness, build social cohesion, and live vibrant lives. Help us unleash our power!
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Member Duties : Key Objectives: 1) Engage and support economically disadvantaged and vulnerable residents in leadership and innovation training. 2) Build capacity in residents to complete community-identified neighborhood improvement projects. 3) Enhance the ability for economically disadvantaged residents to participate in government and organizational decision making affecting their lives and neighborhood. Anticipated Activities: 1) Develop an innovation curriculum centered on design thinking as applied to neighborhood revitalization. 2) Create a leadership cohort to build engagement and project management skills throughout the neighborhood. 3) Establish a neighborhood communication campaign to recruit and inform residents on opportunities to participate in revitalization activities. 4) Develop a funding plan to seed neighborhood-based projects. 5) Develop partnership structure for working with City government on neighborhood-based issues in the Lincoln Park Innovation Zone.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Hunger ,  Homelessness ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Tribal ,  Public Safety ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Social Services ,  Architectural Planning ,  Leadership ,  Counseling ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Urban Planning . 
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E3.18 Lincoln Park Innovation Zone Developer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2018  To  06/15/2018 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80408