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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. This term will start the day after Memorial Day, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 and continue until the first week in August, on Friday, August 5, 2022, a total of 10 weeks. All members will serve a 300 hour term. They will serve Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ShreveCorps members earn a bi-weekly living allowance totaling $2,823 by the end of the term, and a scholarship worth over $1,300 to be used toward 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 : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Gardening/Farming . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National


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

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations LOUISIANA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2022  To  06/15/2022 

Contact Emilie Harmeyer
3625 Southern Ave
Shreveport   LA   71104

Listing ID 105660