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The Well Community 2020 VISTA
 
 
 
The Well CDC’s Restoring Housing initiative exists to support LMI individuals in the Middlebury neighborhood obtain healthy rentals and begin pathways towards home ownership. We rehabilitate blighted properties to quality standards and, in an effort to meet the community where they are at, rent homes to LMI individuals at affordable rates. We have a partnership with a local organization to support our tenant families by providing wrap-around services, such as job placement, family planning, and connection to basic needs. These rental and home ownership opportunities are seen as an imperative first step to increase economic mobility, graduation rates, civic engagement, and safety for the Middlebury neighborhood. Our sub-site VISTA project is two-fold. The first responsibility will be implementation of the Community Tool Library and Home Maintenance Classes that a second-year VISTA is currently working on. This includes securing additional funding, increasing outreach/partnerships, volunteer recruitment, and mobilization of community support. The second responsibility is to create a comprehensive mapping system of the Middlebury neighborhood through GIS and data analysis.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Member will build off the efforts and success of past and current VISTAs in regard to the Community Tool Library, Home Maintenance Classes, Neighborhood Mapping, and Fundraising Support. The VISTA will work with our Housing Manager to review, refine, and provide strategic recommendations to the policies, procedures, and focus of these programs; work to expand the impact through marketing and strategic partnerships, prioritizing ways to increase neighborhood resident participation; applying for grants and seeking material donations to ensure continued sustainability; and establishing and implementing a transition plan for the programs to go from VISTA supported to solely operated by staff and volunteers.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Trade/Construction ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
The Well Community 2020 VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   06/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2020  To  04/21/2021 

Contact Reuben Auck
647 E Market St
Akron   OH   44304
330-815-1062
aperez@ohiocdc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86508


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