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Healthy Shelby County VISTA
 
 
 
The goal of the program is to improve Shelby County’s effectiveness in anti-poverty and equity work to pull up the 21.7 percent of Shelby County residents out of poverty. The initiative seeks to increase access to healthy and locally available foods in Shelby County. The VISTA will build community garden operational infrastructure through research, create interactive programs, and building capacity for developing sustainability for the community gardens. This VISTA will create educational curriculum to supplement local community gardens. Additionally, the VISTA will provide support with researching best practices for municipal ran community gardens and building capacity to create a sustainability model for the community gardens.
 
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Member Duties : Establish a comprehensive marketing strategy regarding the Healthy Shelby County community garden initiative to engage targeted population. Create strategic marketing plan to engage targeted population. Create educational schedule to include timeline and speakers. Shelby County will provide educational workshops and offer hands on opportunities for citizens to experience the community garden. Build a recruitment, retention and recognition program to include a training series for the volunteers as well as targeted population. Develop a virtual and in person training model that provides access as it relates to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI). Act a community liaison for the Shelby County Government Community Garden program. Recruit 10-20 volunteers to assist with the Community Garden. Develop a plan to secure 400-500 community gardeners.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Healthy Shelby County VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/07/2022  -   04/06/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/07/2022  To  04/07/2023 

Contact Tyler Stegall
125 N Main St
Memphis   TN   38103
(901) 636-6432
CoMAmeriCorps@memphistn.gov

Listing ID 101671


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