Agency:Beacon of Hope Resource Center
Contact: Tina Marquardt
Descriptions: Beacon of Hope Resource Center partners with neighborhood associations across New Orleans to offer assistance in recovery and revitalization strategies and best practices in neighborhood organizing. Beacon of Hope seeks a motivated student intern to aid in the development of a "Neighborhood Communications Model" for neighborhood leaders with varying levels of computer and internet skills to implement in their current neighborhood association. Intern will work directly with Beacon of Hope's Neighborhood Coordinator to assess current communication practices of neighborhood associations in Beacon's service areas (Gentilly, Lakeview, Hollygrove-Dixon, Carrollton, and Lower 9th Ward). Intern will then research best practices in neighborhood communications with a mix of online and on-the-ground communication approaches. Based on neighborhood assessments and best practice research, intern will develop a communication prototype that can be easily duplicated in neighborhoods across the City with varying degrees of computer and internet capability and at little to no cost for the organization. The model should include the following: basic blog or website template tailored to fit the needs of a neighborhood organization, an email communication system integrated with a traditional phone-tree model, a shared online calendar, template for printed materials, and a shared document system.
Product of Partnership: Intern's final project: leading a workshop for neighborhood leaders on the Neighborhood Communications Model. Intern will present the prototype materials to neighborhood leaders and will aid in the setup of the model for each neighborhood.
Final Product Special Instructions:Seeking a motivated intern to aid in the development of a Neighborhood Communications Model for leaders with varying levels of computer/internet skills to implement in associations. Intern will work with Neighborhood Coordinator to assess communication practices of associations in Beacon's service areas. Intern will research best practices in neighborhood communications with a mix of online and on-the-ground communication. Based on neighborhood assessments & best practice research, intern will develop a communication prototype that can be easily duplicated in neighborhoods at little to no cost for the organization. The model will include: basic blog/website template, email communication system integrated w/ a phone-tree model, shared online calendar, template for printed materials, and shared document system. Final project - to lead a workshop for leaders on the Neighborhood Communications Model. The intern will present materials to leaders and will aid in the setup of the model.
This service activity is availble for Intern students .
Students are not allowed to take pictures or video.
Availability Requirements:Available during business hours
Minimum Service Hours per month: 20
Minimum Positions: 1
Occasional neighborhood meetings, accompanied by Beacon of Hope's Neighborhood Coordinator
Check-in at the site: check in with supervisor
Students track their hours at site: timesheet
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