Iowa Energy Independence AmeriCorps

Bloomfield, Iowa is a city that faces challenges of a high rate of poverty and a shortage of affordable, quality housing. Almost 40 percent of the homes in Bloomfield are rentals. The high cost of utilities associated with homes that are not energy efficient places a burden on lower income families. Iowa Energy Independence AmeriCorps is helping the City of Bloomfield address these issues by implementing inclusive financing programs, working with local non-profits to address housing, joining with the community school district to assess workforce and training needs.Bloomfield is a community that is developing innovative solutions on many fronts. The municipal utility is installing one of the largest, tracking solar arrays in the Midwest ? which will supply 10% of the community's electricity. The school district in leading the community in waste reduction through a food waste composting program. The programs being developed as part of this project will be a model for other rural communities.Iowa Energy Independence AmeriCorps is looking for individuals that have a passion for rural places, that want to lead and set the standard for rural growth and abundance. If you have skills that include understanding legal and financial structures; if you have knowledge of municipal or rural utilities; if you strive to understand how schools can better serve their communities; you may enjoy working with our group. Please consider applying today.
Terms :
Car recommended , Uniforms provided and required , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization , Environment , Education , Housing , Children/Youth . Skills :
Law , Recruitment , Communications , Non-Profit Management , Education , Trade/Construction , Writing/Editing , Urban Planning , Fund raising/Grant Writing.

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