Neighborhood Leadership Development VISTA-UWGLV
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) is committed to improving lives and community conditions. We strive to create population level change in the areas of education, food access, healthy aging and ensure individuals who experience crises have the supports they need to rebound.
We focus on strengthening the networks of providers that deliver services to address these concerns and through staff of UWGLV who lead efforts across all four-issue areas, we address issues at the programmatic and systemic levels seeking to identify and deal with the root causes. We utilize the collective impact framework as a method for this problem solving of complex social issues and we embrace and promote the vision of diversity, equity and inclusion practices as an asset towards creating positive change. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The Neighborhood Leadership Development VISTA will help build resources to enhance collaboration with community members for neighborhood leadership development. The VISTA will work with all Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley's coalitions and workgroups to promote community voice and develop strategies to empower citizens to become leaders.
They will expand PNLV educational opportunities and recruit and retain community ambassadors to drive the work. The VISTA will build a community outreach and engagement system within Allentown to connect community members, families and stakeholders to learning resources. They will develop a volunteer recruitment and training program that PNLV can use for the community ambassadors program.
The VISTA will research best practices on community leadership programs and models and document their findings. They will present their findings and recommendations to the organization for further implementation and strategy.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Education , Neighborhood Revitalization , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .
Computers/Technology , Communications , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Counseling , Leadership , Public Speaking , Non-Profit Management , Youth Development , Conflict Resolution , Teaching/Tutoring , Team Work , Urban Planning , General Skills , Recruitment , Education , Writing/Editing , Social Services , Community Organization , Public Health , First Aid .