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Wacif Research, Marketing & Communications VISTA
VISTA Strong Communities, a cohort overseen by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development, is seeking a VISTA candidate to serve at the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif: Wacif’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, DC area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low-and moderate-income entrepreneurs. Wacif measures its success by loans deployed, assessment of quality advisory services provided to small business owners, and data assessment focused on overall impact such as increased household income, credit scoring, and asset building such as increase business revenues, jobs, and taxes. Taking into account the experience of the VISTA, the proposed project will build Wacif’s capacity to communicate its impact, address issues facing Washington area entrepreneurs,and engage new partners in advancing its mission of inclusive entrepreneurship, equitable economic development, and community wealth building. To learn more about VISTA Strong Communities, visit
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Market Analysis & Product/Program Development: The VISTA will conduct analysis and research critical to operational, programmatic, and lending operations, and be exposed to a range of issues affecting community and economic development, nonprofits, small business and lending; Impact Investment & Fundraising: The VISTA willsupport the advancement of Wacif’s impact investment program and fundraising efforts. The VISTA will work on strategies to communicate our impact on local neighborhoods and identify strategies to raise capital and development partnerships; Performance & Impact: The VISTA will lead a project to research and analyze the impact of Wacif’s 32 years of community investment in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The VISTA will conduct research and analyze impact of past real estate and affordable housing projects, small businesses, and other investments.
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  $1,000 housing stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Research ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Wacif Research, Marketing & Communications VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Spanish but not required.

Accepting Applications
From  12/17/2018  To  02/22/2019 

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

Listing ID 85414