Hello all,


Please see below regarding the request for AmeriCorps State members through the Power of We Consortium/Ingham County Health Department. Our AmeriCorps State members assist in the creation and implementation of healthy lifestyles programming. Our deadline is tomorrow at noon, however extensions can be made on an individual bases for interested organizations new to the program. Have a great day!



Request for Member Placement

Due Wednesday June 28th by Noon! 



AmeriCorps State members serve Ingham County residents through direct service with programming and resource sharing. Members serve populations experiencing food insecurity and disproportionately high rates of obesity and related chronic disease through the following activities:



Adult & Youth Nutrition Education

Members create, organize and facilitate nutrition education workshops on topics such as what's a vitamin, how to read a nutrition label, grocery shopping on a budget, cooking demos, and physical fitness classes. 

Food Distributions & Free Meal Programs

Members organize and facilitate local food distributions, food pantries and free meal programs to utilize gleaned food to alleviate hunger in low-opportunity neighborhoods. 

Gardening Education 

Members coordinate and manage gardening 101 classes on topics such as composting, organic pest management, parts of a plant, how to harvest and preserve food to encourage year round healthy eating habits.  


Food Access Referrals

Members provide residents with referrals to other food benefits or programs in Ingham County. 

Volunteer Management

Members recruit, train, and retain volunteers to assist in their programming. 

Community Garden Management

Members provide guide-by-the-side gardening expertise and free resources through the management of community garden plots.



Members serve October 16, 2017 - September 26, 2018


Members receive a living allowance of $12,630, an education award in the amount of $5,815, health care, student loan forbearance for qualified loans, hands on professional development and personal growth. 


Full and part time slots available! 



To learn more about the Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program or to apply for member placement click the link below.


Deadline to apply is Wednesday June 28th! 




Questions about the program can be sent to Andrea Villanueva, Program Director, at [log in to unmask] or at 517-887-4558.



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Power of We Consortium, C/o Ingham County Health Dept, 5303 S Cedar St, PO Box 30161, Lansing, MI 48909-7661



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