Community Development VISTA with the City of Spartanburg at United Way of the Piedmont

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Employer: United Way of the Piedmont

Expires: 07/10/2020

Join the City of Spartanburg team to help revitalize a low-income neighborhood with resident input and build an equitable community!This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As a VISTA at the City of Spartanburg, you will develop a comprehensive equity plan. You will accelerate the development of a Highland Master Plan, to revitalize a low-income neighborhood with resident input. You will increase community awareness and engagement, and you will document departmental processes and procedures to ensure sustainability.The VIP program offers a unique approach to VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: access to food co-op, doubled food stamps at the farmer’s market, housing referral, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, & professional mentoring. The VISTA member will support and increase the capacity of the City of Spartanburg to build an equitable community. The VISTA will create a comprehensive equity plan, including a racial equity component, collaborate to develop a master plan for a low-income neighborhood, and conduct community outreach designed to increase engagement around workforce development, homeownership, and entrepreneurship.For more information, visit https://www.vistasinthepiedmont.org