Dutchtown Community Corporation Empowerment VISTA - Summer Associate
The Community Empowerment Summer Associate member will build the capacity of DSCC by developing our volunteer and committee membership base and encouraging resident involvement in issues in our communities that directly impact low income residents in South St. Louis City, specifically in Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mt. Pleasant. As a result of the Summer Associate member’s service more residents will become civically engaged as leaders and connectors to resources in our communities, increasing participation in local decision-making bodies. When residents are engaged in neighborhood level decision-making processes, research shows an increase in social capital and overall neighborhood stability. Increased neighborhood stability is essential to decreasing the poverty level in the neighborhood. There are currently 2 VISTA opportunities to serve in this position.
Dutchtown South Community Corporation is advancing neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing stabilization and real estate development. The vibrant South St. Louis neighborhoods of Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa, and Mt. Pleasant : (1) advance in accordance with a vision set forth by, and pursuant to, their empowered and active residents; and (2) offer high-quality, safe, stable, and diverse housing opportunities for all.