DownCity Design is a non-profit design organization dedicated to helping people design solutions for their communities. Our goal is to improve the core cities of Rhode Island by inviting residents to imagine and create better futures using the tools of design. Our free design education programs help youth become change-makers by inviting them to create structures, graphics, and products that respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in their communities.
Learn more about our work at www.downcitydesign.org
DownCity Design is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment from October 25, 2021 - October 24, 2022. The Program VISTA will help DownCity Design share the stories of the extraordinary service learning, creative problem-solving, and community building work of our youth designers. This AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will help expand our capacity to provide free youth design programs at Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA). The DownCity Design Studio at PCTA is a network of after school programs, including design programs and student-led clubs that offer students opportunities to learn design thinking skills, try out new activities, meet new friends, and share their ideas.
Working with the PCTA Site Director, the DCD Program VISTA will help design and implement new and improved administrative supports and systems to assure programs run smoothly. The new systems developed by our Program VISTA will help open up opportunities and experiences for our young people, increasing their likelihood of succeeding in college and/or careers.
Location: Providence Career + Technical Academy (41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903); Possible remote telework
Duties and Responsibilities:
Note: AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives a living stipend totalling approximately $13,800 for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of approximately $6,195 or cash award of $1,800. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista
To apply for this position, please fill out the form on our website or send a cover letter and resume to PCTA Site Coordinator Emily Sellon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
DownCity Design is a non-profit design organization dedicated to helping people design solutions for their communities. Our goal is to improve the core cities of Rhode Island by inviting residents to imagine and create better futures…