Are you interested in food justice, nutrition, sustainability, or civic engagement? If you answered “Yes” then Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program is interested in you!

                                                       Full group 2015

The PWC AmeriCorps State Program is pleased to announce that we are looking for 11 passionate individuals to join our team from October 2016 – September 2017.  The PWC AmeriCorps State Program places AmeriCorps members throughout Ingham County to increase food security and reduce chronic disease in residents by focusing on two project goals:

  1. Increase consumption of healthy foods and reduce food insecurity with gardening, food distribution and referrals.
  2. Teach community members the importance of eating healthy food strategies to adopt better diets.

The PWC AmeriCorps State Program is looking to fill 8 full-time and 3 half-time positions placed in the community focusing on food security.

Full-time member benefits:

Half-time member benefits:

To learn more about AmeriCorps please visit

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to be eligible for consideration to Andrea Villanueva, PWC AmeriCorps Program Director at [log in to unmask] no later than 5pm on Friday July 29. To apply for more than one position, candidates must indicate in their cover what positions they are applying for.


Allen Neighborhood Center: Established in 1999, Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is a non-profit hub for neighborhood revitalization and healthy community building.  Signature projects include the Hunter Park GardenHouse, Allen Farmers Market, and Allen Market Place, a multi-functional food resource center.  These programs have emerged from ANC’s inclusive neighborhood forums, designed to address emerging issues, (e.g., food security and food access), and ensure the development of pioneering, resident-driven strategies for community improvement. For more info, visit:

Gardening Educator, Full-time position; Collaborate with the GardenHouse Director to develop and promote a robust gardening program throughout Lansing’s Eastside neighborhood. Click here for full position description and how to apply.

Pantry & Market Facilitator, Full-time position; Facilitate nutrition education at the Pantry and at the Nutrition and Fitness Education booth at the Farmers Market along with coordinating/facilitating weekly food distributions. Click here for full position description and how to apply.

Volunteer Coordinator of Food & Fitness, Full-time position; Recruit, orient, and link volunteers to food and fitness enhancing programs offered by ANC along with coordinating & promoting the Market Walk program. Click here for full position description and how to apply. 


Greater Lansing Housing Coalition: The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s (GLHC) mission is to help our community prosper by providing quality housing assistance for all, revitalizing neighborhoods and empowering residents through education and counseling. For more info visit

Food Security Coordinator, Full-time position; Coordinate nutrition & gardening education classes and maintain, upkeep & teach residents  the skills needed to be successful at GLHC community garden sites. Click here for full position description and how to apply.


Ingham County Land Bank-Garden Program: The Ingham County Land Bank creates better opportunity for sustainable economic prosperity by returning properties to productive use, increasing the tax base and providing affordable and innovative solutions for commercial redevelopment and vibrant mixed use projects. The Garden Program flips vacant parcels of land that cannot be built on, into plots where residents can grow their own food.

Garden Development Specialist, Full-time position; Support and expand household gardens and community gardens in Lansing’s most at-risk neighborhoods. Click here for full position description and how to apply.


NorthWest Initiative: NorthWest Initiative is a nonprofit community development organization working to improve the overall health of the community and quality of life for low to moderate income residents living in the northwest quadrant of Lansing.  This position supports one goal of the organization which is improving access to, availability of, and knowledge about healthy foods.  First Presbyterian Church is a congregation of people who are interested in being involved and active in the surrounding neighborhoods of the Church through identifying and meeting the needs of local residents.For more info visit

Food Access & Community Gardens Coordinator, Full-time position; This position requires responsibilities for NWI and First Presbyterian Church. Member will coordinate weekly food distributions, bi-weekly Weekend Survival Kit assembly, coordinate/facilitate nutrition & gardening education workshops. Click here for full position description and how to apply.

School Nutrition Educator & Garden Coordinator, Half-time position; Maintain, organize, and facilitate school garden hoop-house programming, harvesting, meetings and volunteer groups. Click here for full position description and how to apply.


South Lansing Community Development Association: South Lansing Community Development Association is dedicated to improving physical and social health of individuals their community. For more info visit

Foods for Health Coordinator, Full-time position; Mange all aspects of year round indoor food production for donation, organize/facilitate nutrition and gardening education workshops, and recruit/manage volunteers to aid in programming. Click here for full position description and how to apply.


South Side Community Coalition: For more than a decade, South Side Community Coalition has established a 4-H garden program that serves over 50 minority and at-risk youth in the area. Youth in the program take part in educational activities, leadership trips, mentoring and showing their projects to the community at Ingham County Fair. For more info visit

4-H Nutrition & Hoophouse Advocate, Half-time position; Currently, SSCC 4-H garden program has been expanded to include an on site hoop-house. Member will facilitate nutrition and gardening curriculum to youth in the neighborhood through the centers growing spaces. Click here for full position description and how to apply. 


Tri-County Office on Aging: At TCOA, we are part of the community. We serve our neighbors, friends and family members every day. Our mission is to promote and preserve the independence and dignity of the aging population. To accomplish this mission, we connect people who need help to service providers, volunteers, donors, businesses and governments throughout Eaton, Clinton and Ingham Counties and the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing. Although TCOA’s Meals on Wheels is our best-known program, our reach goes well beyond providing nourishing meals. Many of our services are provided at no or low-cost, or have fees based on a sliding scale. For more info visit

Nutrition Resource Champion, Full-time position; Member will work to create a robust volunteer base for nutritional programming, develop and facilitate healthy meal planning and preparations materials to the community, and work with community partners to generate food referrals. Click here for full position description and how to apply.



Ingham County Health Department WISEWOMAN Program: The WISEWOMAN program is administered through CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP). The WISEWOMAN program provides low-income, under-insured or uninsured women with chronic disease risk factor screening, lifestyle programs, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease. The priority age group is women aged 40–64 years. For more info visit

WISEWOMAN Advocate, Half-time position; Member will assist, coordinate, and/or facilitate nutrition and gardening workshops, help manage and upkeep community garden and promote WISEWOMAN to the community to engage residents who are eligible for programming services. Position description available soon!

To apply for more than one position, candidates must indicate in their cover what positions they are applying for. For questions please contact Andrea Villanueva at [log in to unmask] or at 517-887-4558.

Julie Cotton, M.S.
Academic SpecialistSustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Michigan State University
1066 Bogue St., Room A264 
Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824