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M:STL – DSCC Community Champion Summer Associate VISTA 1
The main goal of this VISTA position will be to strengthen our organization’s efforts to support our service area residents with access to information related to housing as well as provide residents with tools for better engaging in decisions about public infrastructure and development in their neighborhood. This VISTA will work to facilitate community by supporting our community empowerment infrastructure. We support many community organizations such as the business districts and participatory budgeting processes. We would like to centralize these outreach and engagement of residents through an analysis of the current tools and modes of community communication and to re-establish our “community empowerment” committee and “youth council” with a new approach. Instead of building traditional “block teams” with “captains” we envision an affinity group model as a coalition of smaller committees that can be responsive and flexible, yet keep initiatives aligned to broader neighborhood plans. Neighborhood plans are formal documents adopted by the City of St. Louis for strategic land use and other development related issues. These land use guidelines are created through a community process and should directly related to community concerns.
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Member Duties : In order to combat the blight, littering, and unsafe living conditions that illegal dumping has created within these neighborhoods, So Fresh So Clean So Creative introduced neighborhood cleanup efforts. The Community Champions Summer Associate member will build the capacity of DSCC by developing our volunteer and committee membership base and encouraging resident involvement in issues in our communities that directly impact low income residents in South St. Louis City, specifically in Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mt. Pleasant. When residents are engaged in neighborhood level decision-making processes, research shows an increase in social capital and overall neighborhood stability. Increased neighborhood stability is essential do decreasing the poverty level in the neighborhood.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
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M:STL – DSCC Community Champion Summer Associate VISTA 1

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2019  -   07/28/2019

Work Schedule Summer

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Accepting Applications
From  03/10/2019  To  05/20/2019 

Contact Amanda Colon-Smith
4204 Virginia Ave
Saint Louis   MO   63111
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87189