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Seattle Parks & Recreation Summer HungerCorps
 
 
 
Seattle Parks & Rec is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens, and swimming pools. Our mission is to provide welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to end institutional and structural racism. United Way of King County is working side by side with communities to build an equitable future for everyone by ensuring that everyone has access to resources, quality education, enough to eat, and a safe place to call home. United Way concentrates on issues that affect the most vulnerable and on which it can have measurable influence. Under our priority of breaking the cycle of poverty, we are committed to ensuring that families, especially families of color, have access to nutritious food. Program Overview: Access to good food and supportive relationships shouldn't end when school is out. In King County, 100,000 low-income students have access to free meals during the school year, but less than 1 in 5 access free meals served during the summer. The Free Summer Meals Program is a critical resource to ensure that children continue to have access to summer nutrition support, by serving meals in the places where kids live, learn, and play. National studies show that summer meals programs increase food security and mitigate summer learning loss – but less than 15% of low-income youth in our region access Summer Meals programs each year. This is due to preventable barriers – including too few sites, lack of awareness about the program, and a lack of activities and incentives to engage kids and teens.
 
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Member Duties : This Summer HungerCorps Member will be part of a passionate cohort of 80 AmeriCorps members working across King County to connect families with the food they need. At Seattle Parks and Recreation you will join a team of HungerCorps members in this work to support food security during the summer. Our Summer HungerCorps will target the barriers to Summer Meal. They will implement creative solutions that increase access to the Free Summer Meals program by increasing the availability meal sites, while also facilitating hands-on educational activities to engage youth. Additional duties include conducting grassroots community outreach about available food resources, which is imperative in breaking down barriers. Other duties include: • Provide excellent customer service at sites • Daily set-up and break-down of the site • Serve free, healthy meals to youth • Tracking program participation • Weekly food ordering
 
Program Benefits : Unlimited public transportation pass ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Seattle Parks & Recreation Summer HungerCorps

Program Start/End Date
06/17/2024  -   08/25/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  None    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/17/2024  To  06/20/2024 

Contact Brandon Montiel
720 2nd Ave
Seattle   WA   98104
206-461-3771
bmontiel@uwkc.org
uwkc.org/americorps

Listing ID 122473


       

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