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Old Brooklyn CDC Fall 2019 VISTA
As a CDC, OBCDC is rooted in geography and resident-driven goals. At the forefront of the national community health movement for CDCs, we have strengthened OBCDC’s track record in programming, data collection and evaluation – pushing the envelope for community organizations seeking to improve health. By addressing social determinants of health (including access to fresh foods, healthy housing and economic stability), we are better able to serve the residents and businesses of Old Brooklyn. Our greatest strength is also our constant challenge: remaining rooted in and acting in concert with residents. OBCDC is committed to prioritizing resident voice; as a result, we must seek to ensure representation from the entire community, not just a vocal few. OBCDC initiated a resident committee this year to help guide our work in Old Brooklyn. One of the most influential interventions that this committee gave rise to was the local Old Brooklyn Farmers Market. Not only have we been able to bring fresh, local produce each week to an area designated by the county as a food desert, but we also use the event as an effective tool for community engagement. OBCDC would like to enhance our capacity to create and maintain a people-centered engagement model that enables the organization to effectively manage existing and new relationships with resident leaders and volunteers. Our current capacity to build the needed supports to sustain this network falls short of the neighborhood’s need. This project would also support several other aspects of OBCDC’s community work, including healthy housing initiatives, fresh food access and economic development initiatives.
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Member Duties : Evaluate social media and marketing efforts from previous Old Brooklyn Farmers Market season in order to provide insight and actionable steps for future resident engagement and promotion activities; Assist OBCDC to explore partnerships with local vendors/programs for upcoming OBFM season to ensure availability of various healthy, fresh foods and support for healthy lifestyle through a range of programming and activities; Create materials and provide educational support for SNAP/EBT and Produce Perks for Old Brooklyn residents who utilize the program at OBFM; Support the development of a people-centered engagement model, including design of materials and database to support the recruitment and management of resident leaders and volunteers; Create engagement tools for affordable housing services
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment . 
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Old Brooklyn CDC Fall 2019 VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/11/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  09/09/2019  To  10/14/2019 

Contact Heather McMahon
4274 Pearl Rd
Cleveland   OH   44109
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 91765