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Youth Programs Coordinator


Established in 1999, Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is a hub for neighborhood revitalization and for activities that promote the health, safety, stability, and economic well-being of residents and other stakeholders in the northeast quadrant of Lansing, MI. ANC’s work in comprehensive and integrative community development has resulted in signature projects, such as the Hunter Park GardenHouse and Allen Market Place, in which Youth Service Corps and Take Root youth programs are organized. Our Youth Programs provide after school and summer programs—teaching job and life skills, nutrition and garden education. Take Root is a garden and nutrition education program for youth ages 5-10. Youth Service Corps is a job and life skills training program focused on food availability for youth ages 11-17. Youth Service Corps projects include:

o    Garden-in-a-Box (2’x 2’ garden boxes installed for neighbors to grow their own food).

o    Edible Park (designated area of Hunter Park for neighbors to harvest herbs and fruit).

o    Park Cart (create healthy food products in the Allen Market Place kitchen that are sold at the Allen Farmers Market June-August).

o    Fruit Tree Project (harvesting and redistributing fruit from registered neighborhood fruit trees).

Youth Program hours are:

o    School Year (September-May):

o    Summer (June-August)

§  Youth Service Corps- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am-12:30pm & Wednesday 2pm-7:30pm

§  Take Root- Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm

o    Office hours are flexible between normal business hours M-F, 9am-5pm


Youth Programs Coordinator Activities

 Minimum Qualifications 

Position Begins

Early April 2017

Compensation Package

$15.00/hour with modest benefits, including 3% employer match into retirement account, and proportional vacation & sick time.


Cover letter and resume due March 17, 2017.

Please make email subject: Youth Programs Coordinator Position


Please send applications to:

Rita O’Brien, Hunter Park GardenHouse Director

Allen Neighborhood Center

1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912

517-999-3910; [log in to unmask]

Rita O'Brien
Allen Market Place Associate Director
& Hunter Park GardenHouse Director

Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 999-3910

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