Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Community Organizing intern

ASSETS -- Lancaster, Pennsylvania

1 year term
Ages 20+
The Shalom Project

 

 

​Utilize our map of South Lancaster Business Owners and Public Sector Stakeholders to start a community organizing process to discern community-wide priorities affecting this low-income community where poverty rates are 40 percent (more than double other, more resourced, areas of our city). This role would recruit volunteers, coordinate the project, speak publicly about community priorities, organize the emerging coalition, conduct outreach to the low-income community, develop relationships with media, develop leadership of the coalition, develop community partnerships, and help create the infrastructure for a South Lancaster Community Development Corporation as part of ASSETS or another to-be-determined nonprofit stakeholder partner.



 Program info

 

 

The Shalom ProjectThe Shalom Project<p>The Shalom Project is a one year voluntary service experience for recent college graduates. Participants live together in a house in Lancaster city, serve the community through full-time, professional internships, and participate in seminars focused on Christian spiritual formation and personal growth. We cover all of our participants’ living expenses, including housing, transportation, and food.</p><p>Our goal is that participants experience God’s shalom (wholeness, peace, well-being) and extend shalom in the Lancaster community during their year with us. </p><p>Our guiding values, including social justice, peace, lived faith, and community, are rooted in Anabaptist Christianity, but we welcome any participant who desires to learn, grow, and seek wholeness and well-being for themselves and others.</p>

 Program site

 

 

http://shalomlancaster.org/, The Shalom Projecthttp://shalomlancaster.org/, The Shalom Project

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