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Livability Forums Coordinator LINKS Americorps Position

Position Title: Livability Forums Coordinator (1 position)

Project Sponsor: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (www.necoalition.org)

Position Summary: Work with the Neighborhood Programs staff to develop the Livability Forums Program. This program will help NECN and the neighborhood associations provide education and information on evolving community issues that have significant impacts on inner N/NE neighborhoods. Providing this information to people who live and work in inner N/NE Portland is an integral part of helping NECN achieve one of our core goals of promoting highly inclusive civic engagement.

Sponsoring Organization's Mission: To provide an organized citizens participation structure through which citizens can address community needs and maintain and enhance the livability of the inner North and Northeast neighborhoods, through civic engagement, information referral, education, public safety efforts, outreach and economic and community development.

Project Location: 4815 NE 7th Ave., Portland, OR 97211

Transportation Information: Close to bus lines #6, 8,and 72

Member Benefits Include: • Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $1,800. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or for trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used. • Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay a portion of the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable). • Mentorship from Staff • Support for attending one appropriate non-profit skill training session (of reasonable cost)

For complete description and instructions to apply, visit our website at www.necoalition.org. For more information contact Shoshana Cohen at 503-823-4570 and [email protected]