New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a community development corporation committed to sustainable development in housing opportunities, economic development, vacant land strategies, community engagement, and real estate development. NKCDC advances social equity and economic empowerment by nurturing and creating opportunities for residents to live and actively shaping their neighborhoods of choice. To that end, NKCDC provides free resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
NKCDC has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, with longstanding credibility of serving as a trusted and valuable partner and collaborator. The organization is currently one of only two community development organizations in the City of Philadelphia that are chartered members of the NeighborWorks America network. Our current work using a trauma-informed community engagement model, applying a racial equity lens across the organization, and leading programs at the intersection of health and housing are keeping NKCDC at the cutting edge of community development. NKCDC draws on the strengths of the communities in Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond — a population of over 62,800, 23% of whom live below the federal poverty level — to make sure neighborhood development benefits all residents.
NKCDC is seeking a mission-oriented Cure Violence Outreach Worker who can effectively act as a bridge between the community, NKCDC, and other community service providers. The Outreach Worker will utilize the Cure Violence intervention model, a strategic, evidence-based public health approach to reducing violence in the community. This person will be responsible for community outreach and mobilization, including supporting and sustaining community-led action, identifying resources, linking community members to support, and keeping an accurate accounting of all activities. The ideal candidate is someone who can develop and sustain positive relationships with community members, leaders, and organizations.