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Stewards VISTA: Rock Creek Conservancy -DEI
 
 
 
The JEDI AmeriCorps VISTA member will develop and implement programs to engage diverse communities in environmental stewardship of the Rock Creek watershed, focusing on the east side of Rock Creek (National) Park, with its historically less equitable park access. The VISTA will support a suite of programming options to engage diverse communities in the Rock Creek watershed, including service and restoration work, virtual historical programming, and community events to foster deeper connections to Rock Creek's parklands as a natural oasis in the Washington DC region. These opportunities will allow community members to deeply and authentically explore their connections to natural areas through stewardship, and could include hosting service events, leading nature hikes, tabling, or otherwise doing targeted community outreach and engagement. This work will enhance the Conservancy’s ability to reach marginalized communities, particularly those most vulnerable to climate change and environmental racism. The VISTA will support justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts at the Conservancy, including program development and leadership, community outreach and engagement, and implementation of analysis and recommendations to create more equitable organizational and community impacts. In addition, the VISTA member will enhance a six-week summer youth development program, working to engage primarily high school students in direct hands-on restoration work in Rock Creek's parks. The VISTA will support program development, student recruitment, and field leadership to provide an engaging conservation work experience for participants.
 
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Member Duties : The JEDI VISTA will develop and implement programs to engage diverse communities in environmental stewardship of the Rock Creek watershed, focusing on the east side of the park with historically less equitable park access. These opportunities will allow community members to deeply and authentically explore their connections to natural areas through stewardship, and could include hosting service events, leading nature hikes, tabling, or otherwise doing targeted community outreach and engagement. This work will enhance the Conservancy’s ability to reach marginalized communities, particularly those most vulnerable to climate change and environmental racism. The VISTA will support justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts at the Conservancy, including developing programming to explore the intersection of race and history in the Rock Creek watershed, supporting an educational project done in partnership with the National Park Service.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Rock Creek Conservancy -DEI

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND ,  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  12/13/2021  To  05/06/2022 

Contact Sam Forsythe
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048608190
sforsythe@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 108755


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