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This school year, 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 complete a minimum of 300 service hours 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. Schedules during the school year are flexible to accommodate our members' class or work schedules. ShreveCorps members will serve approximately 16 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., starting in January and continuing until the end of the school year in May. ShreveCorps members earn a bi-weekly living allowance that totals $2,823 for the school year and a scholarship of over $1,300 for tuition or student loans. 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
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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 ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Gardening/Farming ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National


Program Start/End Date
01/03/2022  -   05/26/2022

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations LOUISIANA  


Accepting Applications
From  11/03/2021  To  01/31/2022 

Contact Emilie Harmeyer
3625 Southern Ave
Shreveport   LA   71104

Listing ID 105660