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Small Business Volunteer and Community Coordinator
VISTA Strong Communities, a cohort overseen by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), is seeking a VISTA candidate to serve at District Bridges. District Bridges is a local nonprofit that organizes community building opportunities in vulnerable neighborhoods, and supports local economic development through assisting small businesses. It serves the businesses, organizations, and individuals who live, work and play in the Ward 1 neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Petworth, Park View and Pleasant Plains. Their mission is to enrich neighborhood vitality by bridging community engagement and economic development so that individuals, businesses, and organizations can thrive together.The VISTA will be focused on supporting economic development in underserved and rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods through assisting small businesses to access technical assistance and to address obstacles to business sustainability.To learn more about VISTA Strong Communities, visit
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will support District Bridges’ ability to assist our small businesses through (1) increasing organizational volunteer capacity; (2) improving delivery of technical assistance through an online portal; (3) establishing a community-based response for providing a safe, welcoming, transitional space for low income community members currently loitering in front of small businesses; and (4) reducing displacement of small businesses due to escalating rents and high property taxes.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  $1,000 housing stipend; car-share costs ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Education ,  Trade/Construction ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Architectural Planning ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Law ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Urban Planning . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Small Business Volunteer and Community Coordinator

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  


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

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

Listing ID 85416