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Stewards VISTA: CCCN - City of Providence
As a part of the Cities Connecting Children to Nature program, The City of Providence participated in a city-wide assessment of youth engaging in outdoor parks throughout the city as well as comfort levels in spending time outdoors. From this comprehensive assessment, the City of Providence determined targeted strategies to increase outdoor engagement by urban families throughout the city. This proposed program addresses one of these strategies determined by the assessment; focusing on Communications and Marketing of nearby nature opportunities for local children and families. Through this strategy, the City will create a multilingual campaign to increase community awareness and use of nature spaces. This campaign will engage families of young children throughout the city and will promote underutilized spaces, opportunities for passive recreation and outdoor socialization, and stewardship and park care. This strategy will be led by the Parks Department Office and will be supported by and synchronized with the Healthy Communities Office and the Office of Communications for a marketing campaign. The City of Providence recognizes the need for improved communication and engagement specifically with the City’s Hispanic/Latino communities.
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Member Duties : VISTA will primarily focus on improving opportunities for children and families to engage in nature through focused communications and outreach strategies. The AmeriCorps VISTA will work to: -Establish and refine the Parks Department’s Park Finder and Story Map web page and other media presence to catalog and promote nature opportunities in the parks -Develop “Big 4” promotional strategies and materials that highlight and promote activities, such as hiking, bicycling, canoeing, and bird watching, in the City’s 4 biggest parks -Coordinate with other Parks programs, such as PlayCorps and Summer Meals, to integrate “loose parts” natural materials and other nature play -Create an activity to encourage family visitation and connectivity to the parks, promoting green jobs and healthy living. -Research and apply for grants that promote educational opportunities and connectivity of the resources.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Graphics/design knowledg ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Environment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Stewards VISTA: CCCN - City of Providence

Program Start/End Date
04/13/2020  -   04/12/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  


Accepting Applications
From  12/30/2019  To  04/01/2020 

Contact John-Micheal Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93006