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Concrete Jungle Communications and Program Expansion VISTA
 
 
 
Concrete Jungle began as a cider making party that grew into a nonprofit that has brought over 1.5 million pounds of fresh food to Atlantans experiencing food insecurity. Concrete Jungle transforms overlooked and underutilized fruit trees and land into a healthy food source for our communities. Since 2009, we have donated 1,521,504 pounds of fresh food (6,086,017.52 servings) to hunger relief organizations in Georgia. We have done this by: educating and engaging volunteers to identify and harvest fruit trees around Atlanta; gleaning from farms and orchards across Georgia; cultivating vegetables on our urban farm, providing produce education to clients, mapping fruit trees, expanding our programming to a branch in Athens, GA, and more. We started as a volunteer organization in 2009, creating fun, innovative ways to solve issues of food waste and food insecurity. Since then, we have grown into a 501(c)3 with 4 full-time staff, 12 part-time contractors, and thousands of dedicated volunteers. Each year we increase our harvest by 50-200%. In this position, Concrete Jungle partners with Harvest Against Hunger, a program incubator and catalyst utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members in the Harvest VISTA program who build sustainable, community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. AmeriCorps members serve with their projects for a year: recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges and management related to food supply chain, creating systems to collect data and evaluate programs, and growing organizations through storytelling, development, and fundraising. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. Harvest Against Hunger and the Harvest VISTA Program aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
 
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Member Duties : As the Communications and Program Expansion VISTA, the AmeriCorps member will primarily support CJ’s produce purchasing program, communications, and volunteer management. We are committed to donating our produce in the most accessible and culturally appropriate ways possible and are looking to continue building its capacity. In 2020, we began purchasing excess, imperfect produce from GA Farmers to redistribute to other feeding programs. We are continuing to grow the Produce Buyer Club by identifying more farmers with imperfect produce, more organizations that need it, and viable ways to scale the program. We are constantly striving to improve how we create strategy and structure around communication activities to grow, educate, and engage our audience and stakeholders. The member will support strategies to grow our Produce Buyers Club, refine CJ’s communication goals and strategies and identify and execute ways to engage new and existing volunteers.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Concrete Jungle Communications and Program Expansion VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA   Atlanta  

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2022  To  05/11/2022 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
5037570222
maria@harvestagainsthunger.org
harvestagainsthunger.org

Listing ID 104786


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