District Bridges Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street
Founded in 1867, Howard University's motto, "Veritas et Utilitas," which translates to "Excellence in Truth and Service," has motivated the institution to prepare diverse, talented, and ambitious students to learn and succeed in their respective fields. Howard is nationally ranked in medicine, education, business, and social work by U.S. News & World Report. The university has graduated more black doctors and health professionals than any other HBCU. Howard's commitment to service extends to its community. Our hospital is one of the D.C. region's most significant healthcare providers, particularly the more than 250,000 of Washington, DC's 700,000+ residents are Medicaid eligible or uninsured. We work with local nonprofits and organizations to initiate and operate programs that benefit underserved and underprivileged populations in the District of Columbia. Georgia Avenue is a historic thoroughfare populated by hundreds of small businesses whose operations are under threat due to increased living costs, COVID-19, and lack of financial resources. Howard University and the Office of External Affairs conduct business and marketing outreach to older, small businesses. The BISON (Bison Intentionally Serving Our Neighbors) AmeriCorps VISTA program aims to scale existing investments and bring added support to underserved businesses on the Lower Georgia Avenue corridor. The VISTA will work with District Bridges Lower Georgia Avenue Main, a nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing Georgia Avenue. The VISTA will conduct outreach to businesses, strategize marketing plans, assist with grant applications, review property agreements, and budget operations costs.Member Duties :
VISTAs will work with the Administrative Coordinator (Kyean Clore-Byrd) on securing key figures and material for businesses. The Administrative Coordinator will assist with procurement and meet with VISTAs at least once per day. The VISTA will contribute to planning, strategizing, and executing policies and programs at businesses. VISTAs will also assist with the marketing and planning of special events. VISTA's will work with both programs to facilitate bookkeeping, symposiums, develop marketing strategies, tax preparation and ROI planning and more.Program Benefits :
Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Stipend , Transportation , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to District Bridges Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .Skills :
Writing/Editing , Business/Entrepreneur , Recruitment , Communications , Fund raising/Grant Writing , General Skills , Community Organization , Leadership .
- Grant Writing