I mentioned the Hopeworks program in Camden NJ in a posting a few
months back. They engage inner city youth with GIS and web design,
and have featured at the ESRI Users Conference. They are currently
seeking a GIS Director, and a PDF of the job description is at their
WWW site: http://www.hopeworks.org
If you look at what they are doing it is a mix of data collection (GPS)
GIS and mapping. Denis Wood and I have talked to them about other
kinds of creative, urban mapping projects and they are very interested.
So a creative urban cartographer with GPS/GIS knowhow would work well.
The head of the program, Father Jeff Putthoff is a wonderful, energetic
person. This could be a great job for the right person.
Hopeworks ‘N Camden (www.hopeworks.org) is an innovative youth
development program that uses the skills of geographic information
systems (GIS) and web site design and development to work with urban
youth in Camden, NJ. Hopeworks exists for two reasons. One is to
reduce the high school dropout rate for African-American and Hispanic
youth in Camden. The other is to create hope, good-paying jobs,
business development and educational opportunities for those Camden
youth-specifically African-American and Hispanic youth between the
ages of 17 and 25- that have dropped out of school. There are 8,000
such youth in Camden.
Hopeworks has an advanced curriculum and training program by which
youth are able to earn college credits and gain valuable professional
skills. As part of our program Hopeworks offers GIS services to paying
clients using the projects as an opportunity for training and youth
GIS Director for Inner City Youth Program
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