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HEDC VISTA – Westside Neighborhood Development Coordinator
Business. Family. Community. The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Greater Kansas City has a simple mission: to increase economic opportunity for the under-served Hispanic and Latino population of the greater Kansas City metro area. We accomplish this through programming that focuses on strengthening existing minority-owned small businesses, cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups. HEDC is the only area-Community Development Corporation (CDC) offering economic development initiatives purposefully desied to address the needs of the Kansas City area's most under-served small-business community. HEDC provides a bilingual and multi-culturally-sensitive approach in assisting current and aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve financial stability. Since tracking data, more than 3600 individuals have participated in more than 40,000 hours of combined training related to the planning, start-up, and growth of small businesses. During this time, HEDC has helped facilitate the start-up and growth of more than 600 local small businesses. HEDC, through its mission and vision, aligns with AmeriCorp's VISTA's priority for programs that create economic opportunities to low-income individuals. This year, HEDC will launch its new Center for Urban Enterprise facility in the Westside neighborhood, expanding its services to include co-working spaces and additional workforce development programming.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Familiarize with our offices, the neighborhood (geographically), business owners, residents, and the grants that we have in order to carry out our work there. Identify and engage with community residents, agencies, non-profits, and other organizations whose work directly impacts the community. Establish a communication network of community contacts. Identify major development projects and proposals city-wide that may impact the Westside neighborhood. Track and report on these throughout the term. Perform a feasibility study focused around implementing a Community Improvement District along the Southwest Boulevard corridor.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Environment ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Urban Planning ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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HEDC VISTA – Westside Neighborhood Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/20/2020  -   07/19/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI ,  KANSAS  


Accepting Applications
From  05/29/2020  To  06/20/2020 

Contact Edgar Muniz
1722 Holly St
Kansas City   MO   64108
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96599