We are looking for one more Service Member to serve with the Detroit Public Schools Community District for the upcoming program year. Candidates must, at a minimum, serve 1,700 allowable hours between August 1, 2019 and July 15, 2020.

Who We Are

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Serving under the direction of local partner organizations, our service members focus on three areas of service:
·      Hands-on learning: students grow, cook, and taste new foods, which builds their skills and changes food preferences
·      Healthy school meals: the cafeteria experience steers students towards the healthiest options and gets them excited to try new healthy foods
·      Schoolwide culture of health: as a whole, the school community and environment – from hallways to classrooms to cafeteria to grounds – celebrates healthy food. We measure our success in terms of changes in children, schools, and systems.

What We’re Looking For

        Passion for building a healthier future for schoolchildren

        Commitment to working hard in order to make a difference
        Demonstrated leadership ability
        Motivation to serve full-time in a limited resource community
        Perseverance in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solutions
        Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
        Experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, or public service
        Experience working or volunteering in education, youth development, or other teaching settings
        Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve
        Desire to gain hands-on experience for your career
        Demonstrated ability or dedication to performing the activities listed below


To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:
        Be 18 years or older by the start of your service term
        Be a legal, permanent resident of the United States
        Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent

What You’ll Do

Service members work with schools, service site organizations and local communities to build healthy school food environments. They do this in a variety of ways:

What You’ll Gain

·      $18,250 living stipend paid out in biweekly increments over your 11-month term

·      $6,095 AmeriCorps Segal education award upon successful completion of your term of service, which can be used for additional schooling or to pay off student loans
·      Student loan deferral or forbearance upon approval from your lender
·      Health insurance if you aren't already covered
·      If you have children, you might be eligible for childcare reimbursements
·      Numerous training and professional development opportunities
·      The experience of a lifetime!

For More Information

Contact FoodCorps Michigan Program Coordinator Ana Cristina Cujar -[log in to unmask]

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Addell Austin Anderson | FoodCorps
Michigan Program Director

440 Burroughs Street
Suite 306
Detroit, MI 48202

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(313) 241-7203