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Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Mobile County
 
 
 
The Green Team is a Groundwork Mobile County program tasked with turning blighted properties, opens spaces, and local waterways into community-based assets. Mobile County high school students, ages 14 – 18, are hired to perform work in the areas of environmental conservation and education in the County’s Communities of Priority. Program participants work throughout the year on a number of local environmental initiatives such as community gardening and urban agriculture developments, clean waterways initiatives, data collection activities, and community engagement through paid and unpaid service-learning projects to help revitalize our most vulnerable communities. The Green Team members participate in job training, classroom instruction, field work, guest lectures, field trips, and data collection/research activities to learn about and promote environmental awareness within the communities they serve.
 
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Member Duties : Groundwork Mobile County is recruiting for a Youth Leader for its Green Team Program. The Green Team Youth Leader will lead the development of local environmental initiatives such as community gardening and urban agriculture, waterway debris removal, data collection, community engagement, and various service-learning projects. The Youth Leader will help develop curriculum and process for classroom instruction, field work, guest lectures, field trips, activities, and data collection/research. The entire program will promote environmental awareness; exposure to food production systems and business strategies; protect and restore ecological systems and natural resources; and engage participants in advocacy and service efforts around waterways, vacant/blighted land, brownfields, parks, and open spaces. Program goals are to prepare youth for a lifetime of environmental leadership and to develop community capacity to improve the physical environment.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Architectural Planning ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Urban Planning ,  Trade/Construction . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Groundwork Mobile County

Program Start/End Date
01/19/2020  -   01/18/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALABAMA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/26/2020  To  12/11/2020 

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

Listing ID 99798


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