Are you a creative, community oriented individual with a passion for community service? If so, we need you! Apply today to be the next Longmont Creative District Coordinator as part of the Americorps VISTA program and help strengthen the creative community and environment in Longmont!
VISTA’s mission is to strengthen and supplement efforts in low-income communities to eliminate and alleviate poverty by engaging volunteers from all walks of life, all geographical areas, and all age groups in a year of fulltime service. VISTA aims to build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, to encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities to raise their standards of living.
To create an inclusive and thriving Longmont that provides opportunities for all. Working with the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA), the VISTA will coordinate implementation of community connectivity, outreach, promotion and activities to establish the organizational capacity of the Longmont Creative District, currently housed under the LDDA. The VISTA will work with other community organizations and collaborators to further the Longmont Creative District mission and goals by identifying and establishing opportunities, housing, and exhibition space for creatives. Longmont’s poverty rate surrounding Main Street is 11-24% (according to city-data.com). This VISTA position will build the LDDA’s capacity to address this inequality through long term arts, culture and downtown development projects and outreach. Longmont (population 92,858) is located on Colorado's beautiful front range, 35 miles from the state capital city of Denver and 15 miles from the city of Boulder. Under this specific program the VISTA member will receive a housing/rental subsidy of approximately 300 a month and will benefit from resources and expertise from the sponsoring organization, Downtown Colorado, Inc. Applicants interested in or that have experience with urban planning, community development, and non-profit organization are encouraged to apply.
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