Do you have a heart for Kenmore? As an Americorps VISTA for Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, you can gain experience solving real-world problems on Kenmore Boulevard along with a dedicated team of volunteers while earning a stipend to pay your bills.

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Position Description: Fundraising, Events & Promotions Program VISTA

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, an Ohio Main Street Downtown Affiliate in Akron, OH, seeks a creative, promotional-minded VISTA to help grow the capacity of our organization by developing opportunities for financial partnership and encouraging economic vitality in the Kenmore Boulevard business district by helping to identify and promote economic opportunity.


The KNA VISTA will help to develop a Main Street-style membership program that increases revenue for our mission and connects supporters more closely to the mission of our organization. Second, the VISTA will track vital economic data to help our board, staff and committee members more nimbly match retail vacancies with economic opportunities. Through business, property and employee data collection, the VISTA will help us to ensure economic growth is appropriate to both the buildings and the neighborhood we serve. Finally, the VISTA will help to promote and attract entrepreneurial activity with Kenmore First Fridays.


  • Strong visual, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Graphic design, social media and website editing experience 

  • Experience using Google Drive, Sheets and Docs

  • Fundraising/grant writing, community organization and recruitment 


Full Time

6/8/20 - 6/7/21

Minimum age:18

Maximum age: None

Program Benefits

  • Living allowance ($1,040/mo)

  • Relocation allowance

  • Education award (approx. $6,000) upon successful completion of service (future education voucher or repayment of eligible federal student loans)

  • End-of-service stipend alternative (approx. $1,800) 

  • Health coverage* 

  • Childcare assistance if eligible

  • Paid training to build your skills and resume 

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