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Mi Casa Capacity Building Strategist
VISTA Strong Communities, a cohort overseen by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), is seeking a VISTA candidate to serve as a Capacity-Building Strategist for Mi Casa, Inc. ( Mi Casa Inc., a 26-year-old affordable housing developer based in Washington, DC, integrates capacity-building, resident education and engagement into many aspects of our work with low-income communities, including co-operative development and running a unique intergenerational housing program. The intention of this VISTA project is to work with Mi Casa’s capacity-building, training, and community-based initiatives to with the purpose of strengthening low-income households and communities, including co-ops and the Genesis Intergenerational Program. The goal of Mi Casa’s capacity-building programs is to sustain the long-term viability of affordable housing communities such as co-ops and community-based programs like Genesis. Long-term sustainability of community-based housing is supported by facilitating ongoing resident engagement even after the threat of loss of housing has been replaced by housing security. This VISTA project involves developing a strategy that can inform Mi Casa's capacity-building and training programs for co-ops and promote resident engagement in our co-ops and our community- based housing program, Genesis. The strategies developed will form the basis for revisions to Mi Casa’s Capacity-Building and Training Program Plan and the Genesis Intergenerational Program Plan, which will further support the goal of sustaining long-term affordable, community-based housing.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will be both a team member and a planner/evaluator, and will spend time at the beginning of the project with staff observing and participating in co-op training and Genesis program activities, in order to experience how our capacity-building initiatives currently work. The VISTA member will then work with staff to develop a plan, or a series of strategies, for improving their effectiveness—to include strategies designed to increase resident engagement, and to enhance Mi Casa’s training and community-based activities to better encourage participation. The plan will inform direct changes in Mi Casa’s programs, which will be put into effect through one or more pilot implementation projects within our low-income housing communities. The VISTA member will work to track outcomes and effectiveness through an initial evaluation after several months, and will evaluate “lessons learned” to shape future implementation of the plan.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $1,000 housing stipend, staff outings ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Program Evaluation ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Urban Planning ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Mi Casa Capacity Building Strategist

Program Start/End Date
03/18/2019  -   03/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  


Accepting Applications
From  12/07/2018  To  02/22/2019 

Contact Precious Rideout
727 15th St NW
Washington   DC   20005
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85188