Urban Strategies Inc. East St. Louis Resident VISTA - FT


The Resident Leadership & Capacity Building VISTA member will build the leadership capacity of Downtown East St. Louis residents, specifically residents of the Samuel Gompers Homes, by developing and implementing a robust and streamlined playbook and experience for training residents on organizing, group facilitation, peer communication and collective action. Currently, 82% of Downtown East St. Louis residents live in poverty. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, poverty alleviation will be advanced through growing a stronger, more engaged and vocal resident body that can explore, challenge and take advantage of new economic development initiatives and resources emerging in their community.

Urban Strategies Inc. is a national leader in its field, a not-for-profit organization that specializes in results informed human services development, planning, and strategy implementation as part of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization .