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.
The Lead CHW will support the work of the CHW training goals associated with: training preparation for new in-coming cohort, orientation process assistance for new trainees, and aiding instructors with CHW training program. Post-training, the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist will aid newly on- boarded CHW’s with surveying and survey data collection. Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist in a team environment are expected to help newly trained CHWs to engage neighbors to assess quality of life needs such as: housing, utilities, repairs, physical and mental health needs, nutrition, and childcare resources, trauma informed care trainings, professional development, free workshops, financial counseling, wellness programs and much more. Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist will provide mentoring to newly on-boarded CHW employees with ideas for surveying opportunities such as door-to-door and events and workshops. Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist build and strengthen relationships between internship partners and NKCDC, with hopes of creating future employment opportunities with other organizations for CHWs.