Mission: St. Louis Communications & Event VISTA - FT
The goal of the Mission: St. Louis is to eradicate poverty through empowering low-income individuals to be leaders in their lives, families and neighborhoods. We focus on our efforts within the city of St. Louis, where there is a 28.8% poverty rate. The Communications & Event Development VISTA member will build the capacity of Mission: St. Louis by developing and improving effective communications and further develop fundraising events to assist in the organizations ability to carry out its mission. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, impoverished individuals will increase their income/resources and have access to opportunity that will increase their chance of being economically self-sufficient and contributing to their success in life (breaking free of poverty).
Mission: St. Louis is a community development nonprofit that empowers people to transform their lives, families and neighborhoods. We are unique in our approach, fighting poverty using a community-based model that values relationship and opportunity. We hold closely to the belief that we can all learn from each other, regardless of status, race, or social position. Through taking time to build relationships that move beyond the traditional helper-helpee dynamic, we seek to restore dignity to people who live in now-struggling communities.