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HEDC VISTA - Sustainable Development Collaborator
 
 
 
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 designed 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 AmeriCorps 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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Member Duties : Familiarize with HEDC’s daily operations, it’s current and prospective grants and projects, and a sampling of its clientbase. Establish and maintain a network of community contacts. Establish a communication network of community contacts. Attune to major development projects both public and private or semi-private related to sustainable community planning throughout the KC Metro, with a specific focus on the Northeast and Westside neighborhoods. With an eye toward both economic and environmental sustainability, work with HEDC employees to create formal ‘best practice’ documents and organization-level policies and procedures related to our operations and our community at large.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Technology ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Team Work ,  Urban Planning ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Architectural Planning ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Law ,  Computers/Technology ,  Trade/Construction . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
HEDC VISTA - Sustainable Development Collaborator

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 KANSAS ,  MISSOURI  

Languages
English

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

Contact Edgar Muniz
1722 Holly St
Kansas City   MO   64108
8162213442
emuniz@kchedc.org
kchedc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96602


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