The Northside Residents Redevelopment Council (NRRC) works to improve the quality of life for all residents of Minneapolis' Willard-Hay and Near North neighborhoods. We are committed to: intentional community building across culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic, governmental, and business status; identifying, stewarding, and amplifying community assets; intelligent urban design that supports clean and healthy living; and supporting a North Minneapolis culture rooted in respect for North Minneapolis' history, culture, challenges and triumphs, dynamic collaboration, and fiercely positive attitude.
Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Work Schedule: Full time
Start/end date: 08/05/2019 - 08/03/2020
Member Duties : The VISTA member will implement a sustainability plan for the NRRC house and its environmental initiatives. This will involve researching and writing grant proposals to obtain funds for full implementation of this "healthy initiative--the NRRC House" including plans for a greenhouse, vegetable, herb, medicinal, and rain gardens, play structures, a wind turbine, and solar panels. Also, forging partnerships with corporate sponsors and recruiting champions (volunteers) to maintain NRRC headquarters and monitor the grounds regularly. To this end NRRC has already entered into a partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to educate our staff about water use and run-off and implement a rain garden at the NRRC house.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training, Health Coverage* .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Must be 18 years or older with some college education, permits attendance at school during off hours, permits working at another job during off hours
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Neighborhood Revitalization, Community and Economic Development, Environment .
Writing/Editing , Community Organization , Environment , Communications, Team Work, Fundraising/Grant Writing
Accepting applications until 05/31/2019
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers