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The Russell Neighborhood Capacity Building Project is seeking Americorps/VISTA Community Impact Ambassadors who will provide capacity building, coordination and support services for family service programs and community development projects that empower community residents toward achieving economic stability.

Recruits must commit to a twelve (12) month assignment to strengthen the Russell and surrounding west Louisville neighborhoods by helping key anchor, community institutions to be more effective in addressing critical issues that inhibit the economic mobility of low-income children and families.

VISTA Community Impact Ambassadors (CIA) will build capacity for programs and initiatives in areas of: (a) Quality Early Child Development. (b) High School Graduation, College and Career Readiness for school-aged youth; (c) Innovative Work Ready Skills Training and Employment Services for adults; and, (d) Business Development and Job Creation in the Russell Neighborhood (a federally-designated transformation zone—a Choice Neighborhood initiative).

This VISTA CIA assignment is administered by Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. (LCCC), a 501c(3), private, non-profit community-based organization. LCCC offers a variety of programs and services in support of children and families. Early childhood education, youth development, arts education and other after school programs, employment services and job training for adults, money management, and home ownership are just some of the services provided. LCCC’s mission is to advance equity through empowerment of economically disadvantaged children and families within Russell, nearby neighborhoods and the larger community.

Duties : The VISTA Community Impact Ambassador assignment will build capacity for LCCC’s community impact through a one-year commitment. This assignment engages internal and external affairs to achieve: community needs assessments; resource development initiatives; community outreach and stakeholder engagement; marketing and promotion of LCCC program activities and events; coordination of online activities, blogging and content management;o community partnership building; development of curriculum materials and program activity plans; development of worksheets, toolkits, evaluation instrumentation, development of client success stories; and development of community/program impact statements and reports.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance, Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance

Terms: Car recommended

Service Areas: Entrepreneur/Business, Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community and Economic Development, Education, Technology

Skills: Community Organization , Urban Planning , Social Services , Fund raising/Grant Writing, Leadership, Business/Entrepreneur, Teaching/Tutoring, Education, Public Speaking ,Youth Development, Team Work, Architectural Planning, Fine Arts/Crafts, General Skills, Communications, Writing/Editing, Non-Profit Management, Computers/Technology

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Interest applicants can apply by submitting their resumes via indeed or by email at