Summer Americorps Vista
We are searching for a hardworking individual with a heart for serving the Chattanooga community to fill our Summer AmeriCorps VISTA position.
The Summer VISTA will work closely with our Community Engagement Specialist to compile key data in order to accurately measure the outcomes and impact of CNE's community projects, financial literacy work, and real estate development. The Summer VISTA will also be responsible for creating a database to measure these impacts and growth so that CNE may be better able to serve the greater Chattanooga community.
The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
This position will be for 8 weeks spanning June 11 to August 5, 2018.
Community Engagement VISTA
CNE is searching for a Community Engagement VISTA to help implement community building objectives.
The VISTA member will create a Sidewalk Dinner toolkit for the targeted neighborhoods of Ridgedale and Highland Park to gather ideas and measure progress in the neighborhood. The Sidewalk Dinners will be designed to create conversation and create neighborhood advocacy. The VISTA member will also coordinate curb appeal projects on targeted blocks in the target neighborhoods, recruiting volunteers and creating an effective toolkit for replication. The VISTA will help to find funding, and will measure each projects' effectiveness. This project is a result of the block observation portion of the CIM project. Finally, the VISTA member will coordinate Know Your Neighbor events in the Ridgedale and Highland Park Neighborhoods. The VISTA will create a toolkit to recruit and train resident leaders to identify places to hold events and plan them.
About AmeriCorps VISTA:
Since 1965, over 220,000 VISTA members have served in all 50 states and U.S. Territories. AmeriCorps VISTA members are in tribal, rural, suburban, and urban communities. Poverty can take many forms, which is why VISTA’s model is driven directly by communities in need. Whether that need is expanding job-training services for out of work coal miners in Kentucky, recruiting disadvantaged youth for computer literacy and coding classes in Minneapolis, or combatting homelessness among our veterans, AmeriCorps VISTA members help others while gaining valuable skills for their career.
The AmeriCorps VISTA mission is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources.
The position will last one year, from August 27, 2018 to August 26, 2019.