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Anti-Hunger & Empowerment Corps (Community Gardening)
 
 
 
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) in collaboration with Green Guerillas, is seeking three summer AmeriCorps members for the 2013 Anti-Hunger and Empowerment Corps program. This is the perfect opportunity for someone interested in supporting community gardeners and working in community gardens and urban farms. Applicants must be excited to work outdoors, work side-by-side with community gardeners and youth, conduct grassroots outreach, help increase urban food production and access to healthy foods. We are looking for people who are self-motivated and energetic. There are three positions available. The three members will work as a team and individually in Central Brooklyn and Western Queens on a range of activities. People with any combination of skills and experience in urban farming, youth organizing, community organizing, and food justice activities are encouraged to apply. We seek to create a team of three people who will complement each other, support each other, and complete a summer of activities toward a common goal.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : Work to increase access to fresh healthy food in central Brooklyn by supporting a new local farmers market and by growing food in a local community school farm and community gardens. Foster and support partnerships between the school farm, community gardens, and emergency food providers to share the harvest. Help community gardeners maximize food production through strategies such as season extension, composting, soil building, companion planting, crop rotation, and rainwater harvesting. Design and implement activities to engage youth and increase their involvement in community gardening projects. Motivate youth to become food and farming activists in their community. Get more people involved in the harvest. Plan and lead volunteer workdays in community gardens. Help community garden leaders conduct neighborhood outreach, recruit new members, and organize community building events in Brooklyn and Queens. Provide organizing assistance to the Central Brooklyn Gardeners Coalition.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Anti-Hunger & Empowerment Corps (Community Gardening)

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2013  -   08/30/2013

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  03/06/2013  To  04/03/2013 

Contact Vicky Dumbuya
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
212-825-0028
vdumbuya@nyccah.org
www.nyccah.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 35154


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