Northside Leadership Conference Membership Development - AmeriCorps VISTA

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Recruiting Organization: Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

Gain valuable nonprofit operations experience while making a difference as an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with the Northside Leadership Conference (NSLC) of Pittsburgh. NSLC is a community-based nonprofit that provides the 14 local neighborhood groups with a range of services pertaining to real estate and business development, public land enhancement, public safety, health and wellness, and communications and advocacy to help them improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

As a member of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), NSLC collaborates with other community-based non-profits across the region to achieve economic justice and racial equity through community revitalization efforts. PCRG sponsors a cohort of 10 AmeriCorps VISTAs who serve for one year at a community-based nonprofit in the Pittsburgh area to grow their organizational capacity to uplift residents out of poverty. As part of the PCRG VISTA cohort, a VISTA member placed at NSLC will serve by furthering work that invests in community and economic development to improve quality of life and increase access to capital/economic opportunity for under-resourced communities.

To this end, the VISTA’s core responsibilities during their service year with NSLC will include identifying funding for neighborhood development projects and increasing connectivity between NSLC staff and community groups. The overall goal of the project is to develop a fundraising strategy for NSLC and its individual membership groups, while assessing the health of member organizations to ensure that they maintain neighborhood connections. The VISTA will help to increase organizational stability, as well as fundraise for NSLCs youth extracurricular and affordable housing programs. They will serve alongside the Real Estate Director and the Health Improvement Partnership Coordinator to develop a neighborhood needs assessment and to tailor the fundraising strategy to support NSLC’s programming and organizational sustainability.

The PCRG VISTA program has been successful in advancing the careers of its VISTA members, who are given opportunities for professional development (i.e., classes, conferences, etc.) while gaining experience in nonprofit operations. About 70% of VISTAs that complete their year with one of PCRG’s host sites go on to staff positions at community non-profits, while the other 30% have pursued higher education, often supported by the end-of-service education award. A VISTA year also provides benefits such as student loan deferment, healthcare, childcare assistance, relocation assistance, and more. Learn more about VISTA benefits on the AmeriCorps website: .

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Mon Jul 31, 2023 - Thu Aug 01, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


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