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 shape their neighborhoods of choice. To that end, NKCDC provides free housing counseling to anyone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and offers many additional resources to residents and businesses in the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods.
As an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with NKCDC you will build a network of partners and schedule the Empowerment Hub space for its first year of operation.
You will coordinate partner hours and services so that the space is activated on a regular schedule. You will develop a set of shared use protocols and train partners and NKCDC staff in sharing the new space safely and responsibly.
In support of long-term sustainability efforts, the AmeriCorp VISTA member will also begin conversations with partners and NKCDC about a shared data strategy and performance measurement plan so we can understand the impact of co-locating services as well as develop a brand identity for the Empowerment Hub that supports joint marketing and outreach efforts across organizations.