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FutureHeights Community Outreach VISTA
 
 
 
Cleveland Heights (CH) has actively demolished vacant/abandoned homes to remove blight and preserve home values; but, it has not had the desired result. According to city data, the 10 neighborhoods with the most demolitions (12.2 annual average from 2011 to 2015) experienced an 18.5% decline in median home value, while the 12 neighborhoods with zero demolitions saw a 0.8% decline. Thus, CH needs neighborhood reinvestment. FutureHeights seeks to expand its capacity to assist community development, address neighborhood concerns, strengthen neighborhoods, and enhance the city’s livability. Our VISTA will build organizational capacity to engage with Superior Heights, an LMI neighborhood in the center of the city near the high school and Cain Park Village Business District. The VISTA will conduct detailed neighborhood research; identify potential community groups and anchor institution partners; and seek opportunities to build on neighborhood assets, incorporate place-making initiatives, incentivize housing and storefront improvements, and implement housing rehab and infill development. The VISTA will recommend projects, create outreach materials, and work with residents to create a neighborhood plan.
 
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Member Duties : Research the target neighborhood: Conduct windshield surveys and focus groups to help identify the needs, opportunities, and assets of the neighborhood. Develop outreach strategies to build relationships with residents, existing community groups, neighborhood associations, businesses, and other key stakeholders in the neighborhood. Identify opportunities: Identify comparable neighborhoods and research their available community-programs; Identify best practices, strategies, and outcomes of initiatives. Create maps and visual aids to supplement research findings and create an initiative implementation plan.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Architectural Planning ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
FutureHeights Community Outreach VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO   Cleveland/ Akron  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2019  To  06/05/2019 

Contact Sruti Basu
2843 Washington Blvd
Cleveland Heights   OH   44118
216-320-1423
vistaleader@ohiocdc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86486


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