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E3.20 Eco3 Main Street LNPK Innovation Zone Developer
 
 
 
Ecolibrium3 is a dynamic organization identifying and pulling the levers necessary for change in the under-resourced neighborhood of Lincoln Park in Duluth, MN. Lincoln Park has high poverty, levels of disability, educational disparities, and environmental justice concerns. However, it is a neighborhood with a palpable energy for improving the economic and health of its residents. Facing COVID-19 disruptions and next year's launch of a large highway project, Lincoln Park needs an "all in" approach to continue its revitalization. Eco3 operates at the intersection of energy, equity, and ecovitality. This AmeriCorps VISTA position will use design and communication skills to engage with the community, identify program and project supports, and implement strategies to address poverty, blight, and community safety concerns. The member will expand partnerships, incorporate data, convene community processes, and find resources for the implementation of creative placemaking projects that build social cohesion and economic opportunity. Eco3 is a nationally recognized organization for building resilient communities and developing effective and innovative programs for replication in other communities. We excel because of the passion and commitment of our staff and VISTA members, our willingness to rapidly iterate solutions, and determination to develop cooperative solutions. Eco3 hosts VISTA members to accomplish our mission of inspiring and leading change toward an equitable and sustainable future. Eco3 VISTA is comprised of 30 VISTA members and summer associates working throughout northeastern Minnesota to tackle some of our regions most difficult problems. Although each member is placed at a site and completes their own projects, the Eco3 cohort will convene for group training, community service days, and development of one cooperative project.
 
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Member Duties : The Eco3 Main Street LNPK Innovation Zone Developer will work with multiple stakeholders to improve the health, safety, and economic vitality of Lincoln Park. Specifically, the member will use urban planning, design, and economic development tools to expand opportunity for success of residents in a disadvantaged census block experiencing significant challenges. The member will establish systems to effectively manage the green and built environment to reduce public safety concerns, increase density of job opportunities, and build social cohesion among residents and businesses. This will be accomplished through data management, community engagement, training of residents, and creative placemaking project development. In addition, the member will use an ecosystems economic development approach to meet the needs of neighborhood residents by increasing access to jobs and technology, micro-enterprise support, and healthy food.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Technology ,  Public Safety . 
 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Architectural Planning ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Trade/Construction ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
E3.20 Eco3 Main Street LNPK Innovation Zone Developer

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/19/2020  To  07/01/2020 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
218-336-1038
jodi@ecolbrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org/capacity
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96325


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