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This summer, ShreveCorps members will work together toward a common goal of improving quality of life for families in food deserts - low-income neighborhoods where access to fresh foods is limited. ShreveCorps members will work together to that end. Together, they will create, expand, and maintain community gardens in food deserts, teach children about healthy eating through interactive lessons, and mentor the children in the gardens and beyond. In addition, ShreveCorps members will help maintain an urban farm and hydroponics station, assist in sorting household hazardous waste items, and other supplemental service projects throughout the term. No experience is required to be an excellent ShreveCorps member. The ideal ShreveCorps member will demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment to community service, and pride in ShreveCorps and AmeriCorps membership! They will work as a team with individuals of diverse backgrounds. They will communicate patiently, politely, and effectively with both adults and children and learn and progress toward becoming a self-sufficient gardener and educator. Part-time and full-time commitment levels are available. All members will receive a living allowance commensurate with the hours they commit to serve, and all who complete their term will receive an education award. Beyond the financial benefits, our members say that some of the best things they have gained from their service with ShreveCorps are the friendships, the support from staff, and the connection to their community and feelings of satisfaction in making a difference! Please contact Emilie Harmeyer with questions at eharmeyer@shreveportgreen.org.
 
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Member Duties : Over one-third of Shreveport citizens do not have regular access to healthy foods. To address this issue, ShreveCorps members will create community gardens in low-income and low food access neighborhoods and teach children who live there about growing their own food, eating healthier, and leading healthier lifestyles by getting them involved in community gardening and providing hands-on nutrition lessons that include games, science experiments, and cooking labs!
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Gardening/Farming ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
ShreveCorps

Program Start/End Date
05/31/2022  -   08/05/2023

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations LOUISIANA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2022  To  03/31/2023 

Contact Emilie Harmeyer
3625 Southern Ave
Shreveport   LA   71104
3182191888
eharmeyer@shreveportgreen.org
shreveportgreen.org

Listing ID 105660


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