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East Cleveland Farmers Market- Engagement
 
 
 
The East Cleveland Farmers Market Preservation Society operates the Coit Road Farmers’ Market with a mission to provide access to affordable, locally grown farm fresh products to the residents of East Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods. The Market is operated by volunteers, local farmers and entrepreneurs selling fresh, nutritious foods and home-produced goods. The Market supports food security by offering access to fresh locally produced food products for all income levels and by educating consumers on nutrition and cooking techniques. The major programs include: 1) Management of incentive programs for SNAP and coupon programs for other lower income customers. 2) Low vendor rents to encourage lower income urban farmers and other producers to sell at the Market. 3) Support of growing space at no cost to community gardeners, learning gardens, a food forest and urban farming on the Market site. 4) A beginning farmer training program.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will develop and implement plans to engage low-income customers to gain access to fresh local food at the Coit Road Farmers' Market. This will include learning about customer, community, and vendor needs. The member will work with the Market to address these needs through outreach, activities, capacity building, and site improvements. They will collaborate with community and other site partners to develop customer loyalty, food production, and needed infrastructure. The member will work with marketing and social media, apply for grants, and recruit and supervise volunteers. **Benefits include a $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Hybrid Schedule: Both Remote & In-Person ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Trade/Construction ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
East Cleveland Farmers Market- Engagement

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO   Cleveland/ Akron  

Accepting Applications
From  02/24/2023  To  07/28/2023 

Contact Carrie Dennis
15000 Woodworth Rd
Cleveland   OH   44110
6142214336
cdennis@ohiofoodbanks.org

Listing ID 101622


       

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