The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State program is looking for 10 individuals to join the team for Spring 2017!

Please forward this message to your partners/members who are interested in paid positions involving Lansing food systems; cross posted

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AmeriCorps members are placed with organizations within Ingham county to increase food security and reduce chronic disease/obesity through nutrition & gardening education, referrals and food distribution. AmeriCorps members manage multiple activities during their service. Some of these actives include:

  *   Strengthening local organizations capacity to provide healthy food and lifestyles programming
  *   Engaging youth and adults in nutrition instruction through healthy cooking demos, food sampling, and preservation techniques.
  *   Providing garden and compost expertise to home and community gardeners
  *   Managing gardening programs that offer tools, supplies, plants, seeds, and connections to resources to residents
  *   Organizing gleaning programs which provide food pantries with fresh food.
  *   Recruiting and managing volunteers.
  *   Building an ethic of service through volunteerism and civic engagement.
  *   Making lifelong friendships!

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Spring members serve March 20, 2017-August 25, 2017

Spring member benefits:

  *   450 hour served, 10-20 hours/week
  *   Living stipend of $3,200 distributed bi-weekly
  *   Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  *   Education award upon successful completion of $1,538.36
  *   Professional development training & support
  *   The opportunity to serve with a team of passionate leaders working towards food sovereignty
  *   Professional and personal growth

A detailed list of available positions can be found

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps Program Director, Andrea Villanueva at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by January 24th at 5pm.

Andrea Villanueva
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AmeriCorps State Program Director
The Power of We Consortium
Ingham County Human Services Building
5303 S. Cedar St., Suite 2400
Lansing, MI 48909
Office: 517.887.4558  |  Cell: 517-582-4755
Fax: 517.887.4310
E-mail: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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