The Organization The Innovations in Aging Collaborative convenes the community to promote creative approaches that address the challenges and opportunities of aging.
The ProjectAffordable housing is in short supply in Colorado Springs, particularly for senior citizens. Elevate community awareness and advance the development of a real affordable housing project to better serve our region’s most vulnerable elders.
Deliverables include-Research, capture, and recommend best practices for affordable senior housing development-Develop a conceptual “ideal” operating model
The TeamTeams are comprised of 4-5 students or recent grads from our 4 partner schools. We are looking for students and recent graduates from CC, UCCS, PPCC and the U.S. Air Force who have experience or interest in one or more of:• General liberal arts; research • Critical thinking and analysis • Applied problem solving; creative problem solving• Business; economics; finance• Communications
Eligibility/Minimum QualificationsThis opportunity is open to all current students and graduates within 3 years of graduation from CC, UCCS, PPCC, and the US Air Force Academy (with approval), regardless of major or academic track. Admissions decisions will be made on the basis of demonstrated attitude, aptitude, and overall project fit. Although many aspects of the project pertain to business and entrepreneurship, the Quad actively encourages students who focus in the arts and humanities to apply considering their demonstrated proficiency in applied critical thinking, creative problem solving. In general, strong applicants:• Are in good academic standing • Demonstrate their ability to think creatively, critically, conceptually and respond positively to feedback• Can work productively on teams and achieve results in a fast-paced environment• Possess a growth mindset (see problems as opportunities)• Demonstrate their ability to work inclusively across demographic lines• Show strong relevant experience or interest
Benefits to YouThis is an opportunity to build your network, expand your experience, make an impact on our community, meet influential leaders, and open professional opportunities that will benefit you far beyond graduation. It's also a chance to go several steps beyond theoretical, conceptual classroom work to develop and deliver products of tactical value to a local business.
Logistics: This opportunity is offered with a stipend of $1200 and will start on February 11th and end May 10th. The workload is 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Please note as you apply that we expect the full 10 hours of work each week.
Are you ready to make an impact? Applications due January 30th.