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Washington State: Gonzaga University seeks Campus Kitchen Community Coordinator

12 Jul

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume and list of references to ayers@gonzaga.edu and bdesantis@gonzaga.edu 

Position:                 Campus Kitchens Community Coordinator                               

Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL)                               

Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington                               

Full-time, 11 months (Start date:  September 1, 2011)

Position Description:                

Gonzaga University’s Center for Community Action and Service-Learning (CCASL) is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to coordinate the Campus Kitchens many community-minded endeavors.  One of these is the Campus Kitchens Community Dinner, which provides a Thursday evening meal to homeless and low-income individuals in downtown Spokane.  The Dinner not only provides a weekly meal service to low-income individuals and families but is also a nexus of support for those in the community suffering from hunger, homelessness, and the impact of the recent economic downturn.    Continue reading

Washington State: GRuB seeks two Americorps VISTA Associates

6 Jul

Position Title VISTA GRuB in the Schools Project Assistant

Hours:  40 hours/week, 9am – 5:30pm; Monday-Friday with some weekends and evenings as needed

Primary Responsibilities

This Vista member will support the launch of the new “GRuB in the Schools” pilot project as well as strategic behind-the-scenes support to make this work replicable in new sites.  This person will work on key capacity building and evaluation systems related to program activities including sustainable farming, community education, and volunteer coordination. In addition, this person will play a role in integrating the new pilot into our Kitchen Garden Project (free garden building for low-income families) and Education Program (field trips on the farm for pre-K through Middle School students). Continue reading

Washington State: GRuB seeks Americorps Backyard Garden Coordinator

6 Jul

Visit: http://www.goodgrub.org/about/jobs for more information

Position Dates:  Varied.  Vista is 1 year service, Sept 1ststart.  Americorps is 10.5 months, Sept 1 or Oct 1 start.

Wages:  $1125 monthly living stipend (before taxes), $5,550 educational award at end of serviceGRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty) is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to inspire positive personal and community change by bringing people together around food and agriculture.  We implement this mission by:  Partnering with youth and low-income families to create empowering individual and community food solutions; and Offering trainings, tools and resources to help build a just and sustainable food system. Continue reading

Texas: Sustainable Food Center seeks AmeriCorps*VISTA Community Health Organizer

7 Jun

Overview

Sustainable Food Center (SFC) cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.  Sustainable Food Center is hiring three (3) individuals through the Americorps*VISTA program of the Corporation for National and Community Service to organize school-based wellness teams that will plan and implement comprehensive health programming.  SFC’s Sprouting Healthy Kids project is a farm-to-school and food-systems education initiative that includes incorporation of locally grown fresh foods into school cafeterias, plus in-class and after-school gardening and cooking educational activities.  Marathon Kids is a free six-month endurance building running/walking and nutrition program for K-5th public, private and home-schooled children and their families. We are looking for a dynamic, bilingual, relational individual to organize community members in schools and neighborhoods for a Sustainable Food Center/Marathon Kids partnership project.  Monthly living allowance and end-of-service stipend or education award provided through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Continue reading

Minnesota: El Colegio seeks AmeriCorps Representative

24 May
El Colegio, a bilingual (English/Spanish) public charter school in Minneapolis is in the running to host a 1-year AmeriCorps position through the MN GreenCorps program.
We hope to hire someone for the 2011-12 School year to work with teachers to develop learning projects related to sustainability and help create sustainable projects 
Local Food:  Developing a Farm to School program to get more local, healthy food into our school nutrition program, and creating curriculum to go with it, using our kitchen and new community garden space.
Waste Reduction: Creating campaigns and curriculum to improve our recycling and composting projects at school.
Biking and pollution reduction: serving as an resource to student groups, including one that is developing a bike sharing project. Continue reading

Connecticut: Hartford Food System seeks AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach Coordinator

23 May

Hartford Food System (HFS) is a non-profit organization in Hartford, CT that is seeking enthusiastic, qualified candidates for an Americorps VISTA position as an Outreach Coordinator for our North End Farmers Market and, to some extent, for farmers markets throughout the city. Since 1978, HFS has been dedicated to long-term, sustainable responses to food problems in Hartford through non-emergency and system-based strategies..  Partnering with many allies, we implement programs that increase understanding of food security problems, improve access to nutritious and affordable food, help consumers make informed food choices, and advance responsible food policies at all levels of government. We are one of the nation’s oldest organizations working to promote the concept of community food security.  Continue reading

California: Veggielution seeks three AmeriCorps Members

21 May

Veggielution is a non-profit community farm dedicated to creating a more sustainable food system in San Jose, California. We empower people to change the way they think about food by getting their hands in the soil, connecting with the land, and tasting the fruits of their labor. We make the food we grow available to the community at affordable prices. In low-income communities like ours, it isn’t just about the personal choice to eat healthier – that choice often isn’t available.

The Santa Clara Valley, its soil, ecosystem, and watershed are important resources for future generations. We are a catalyst for food system change by providing local community with access to a unique open space, access organically grown local food, and educating people about cooking and gardening. We are uniquely equipped to bring people from different backgrounds together in a shared vision of a organic, local food system. Continue reading