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*cino: Re-imagining food systems in a rural city
*culture is not optional runs the Huss Project, a former elementary school in Three Rivers, Michigan, that is being transformed into a community center that seeks to grow our rural city’s capacity for imagination. Huss is at the center of a multi-faceted, community-wide effort to strengthen local food systems in our rural city, particularly for low-income households and using universal design principles that improve the system for all. In the inner circle of the ecosystem is an urban farm, a neighborhood farmers market, a food distribution program, and a community-run grocery store. These entities are connected to numerous food producers, businesses, civic organizations, and social service agencies throughout the city. The AmeriCorps VISTA Food Systems Innovation Project will help build the capacity for this system to meet the next level of its potential.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : AmeriCorps VISTAs will help *cino staff work on the following: Designing and implementing interdependent, just, sustainable systems for improving access to healthy food among low-income households; Recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers in a spirit of appreciation and mutual exchange; Growing capacity for sustainable local food systems employment; Evaluating and implementing opportunities for networking local producers, businesses, civic entities, and social service agencies; Designing and implementing cross-functional communications, education, and marketing strategies; Fostering neighborhood relationship-building and community celebration.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Education . 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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*cino: Re-imagining food systems in a rural city

Program Start/End Date
05/09/2022  -   05/08/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  03/15/2022  To  05/09/2022 

Contact Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma
PO Box 1
Three Rivers   MI   49093

Listing ID 102239


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