Today's picks: Want to work in community development?


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Every day hundreds of new listings are added to Idealist, but sometimes, even I’m surprised by the number and variety of ways to get involved with an issue you care about. I ran a search for “community development” and came up with more than 37,000 results. Here’s a small sampling of what I found.

Today’s area of focus: community development

Job: Senior Project Manager – Real Estate
Organization: North Shore Community Development Corporation
Location: Salem, MA
In their own words: “Our work is focused on combating the challenges and struggles that low-income residents face by advocating for and developing affordable housing and fostering community empowerment. We are committed to neighborhood revitalization, advocacy, effective programming, and green housing development.”

Volunteer Opportunity: Piano Teacher
Organization: Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA
Location: San Francisco, CA
In their own words: “We build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.”

Internship: National Conference Coordination Intern
Organization: Coalition for Smarter Growth
Location: Washington, D.C.
In their own words: “Our mission is to ensure that transportation and development decisions are made with genuine community participation and allow the region to accommodate growth while revitalizing communities, providing more housing and travel choices, and conserving our natural and historic areas.”

Event: Drops of Good Service Week
Organization: Rebuilding Together Greater Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
In their own words: “Join us as we help restore the Watts Labor Community Action Committee. This community project will be a huge event where RTGLA will be doing a special makeover for WLCAC’s Howard Bingham Center; which takes place Monday, September 12th, through Wednesday, September 14th.”

And for you internationally minded folks, here are Community Development jobs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania.

Search thousands of other listings filed under Community Development, or post an opportunity of your own.