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Cities of Service, Love Your Block - Huntington, WV
 
 
 
A national nonprofit organization, Cities of Service helps mayors and city leaders tap the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities. We work with cities to build city-led, citizen-powered initiatives that target specific needs, achieve long-term and measurable outcomes, improve the quality of life for residents, and build stronger cities. Started in 2009 by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Cities of Service coalition is now comprised of over 240 cities in the US and UK, representing nearly 70 million people in 45 states, and more than 10 million people in the UK. Love Your Block (LYB) is a high-impact service strategy that brings together mayors and citizens to revitalize their neighborhoods one block at a time. In most instances, the city provides competitive mini-grants to community groups to purchase the supplies needed to implement local, volunteer-led projects and coordinate city government services. This new Love Your Block program will ask cities to focus their initiatives on improving housing stock, and revitalizing neighborhoods by eliminating serious property blight in order to end the cycle of vacancy and decline. VISTA members will help design and launch the first year of this two-year program in the City of Huntington. This position requires a high level of community interaction, calling on VISTA members to build relationships with residents and partner organizations. AmeriCorps VISTAs will be working out of Huntington City Hall.
 
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Member Duties : Support the Love Your Block mini-grant application, selection, and implementation process for neighborhood revitalization projects in target low-income communities. Cultivate partnerships among stakeholders, including: community organizations, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood associations, and block groups who can build capacity and serve as volunteers for target low-income neighborhood revitalization projects. Assist with the Love Your Block program strategic planning process through community engagement, program evaluation, and assessment of appropriate program metrics. Support a communications strategy that reaches residents of the program’s target neighborhood as well as local, regional and national partners.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Cities of Service, Love Your Block - Huntington, WV

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/03/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  07/09/2018  To  10/01/2018 

Contact Breanna Shell
City of Huntington
Huntington   WV   25701
(304) 696-5540
shellb@cityofhuntington.com
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 82583


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