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Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Jacksonville
 
 
 
Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training (CREST) program is a result of Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding McCoys Creek. CREST is an intergenerational program that will establish the foundation for attitudinal and behavioral changes regarding nature among community members. It will be offered to seniors, adults and 11-18 year-olds who live in McCoys Creek neighborhoods - Hollybrook, North Riverside and Brooklyn. Adults will mentor the youth by sharing their community history and working together to increase their environmental knowledge. This community-owned project embraces our core principle of do “with” rather than do “for.” GWJax will recruit, train, and cultivate community leaders to become stewards of their community. CREST will create an opportunity for cultural change regarding the protection and conservation of community green spaces, by stewards (1) actively engaging their neighbors in caring about the environment; (2) embracing their roles as mentors and leaders; and (3) learning to actively love and appreciate nature. Stewards will show pride in their community and teach others to connect with the environment. The intergenerational relationships within the group will be based on respect, responsibility, reciprocity, and resiliency.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will build resiliency in North Riverside through the continuation of the Community Restoration Environmental Stewardship Training (CREST) program through the following activities: Develop environmental education programming, job skills training curriculum, and opportunities to help uplift residents of North Riverside out of poverty. Be active in grant research and writing to ensure there is sustained funding for the CREST program. Engage CREST members and encourage consistent participation by building rapport and maintaining consistent contact with program members and their families. Perform community outreach in their community related to environmental stewardship, training opportunities, and community education.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Jacksonville

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/23/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
3048600371
psilva@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 112450


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