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Community Design Center -- Saint Paul VISTA Program
The Community Design Center of Minnesota is a 43 year-old non-profit organization. Our mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. Our Vision is to be a leader and innovator in using food, conservation and youth development programs so that youth and community members: Have opportunity for learning, leadership, service and career connections; engage with their community and environment; and learn about and access healthy food. Our programs serve St. Paul with an emphasis on the East Side, where we have operated our gardening, cooking and conservation programs since 1996. Our Garden Corps, Conservation Corps and Nutrition Corps youth internships provide education and training opportunities for local teens to learn, work, and lead. Youth interns develop job, entrepreneurship and wellness skills, while learning about careers in food and ecology. Many youth interns have pursued higher education and/or work opportunities in the environmental fields as a result of program participation. We employ strategies through our programs that support healthy youth development and develop career pathways for low-income youth and youth of color. The Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator will help the CDC to develop work training opportunities, resources and connections for youth who participate in our internship programs. We aim to serve local teenage youth with effective, inspirational opportunities and to synchronize our green jobs youth pathways with education and work opportunities that will inspire youth and enable them to thrive in the green economy, as well as the local economy in general. **This VISTA position is sponsored by the Saint Paul VISTA Program. Hosted in Mayor Chris Coleman's Office, the Saint Paul VISTA Program is comprised of a city-wide cohort of individuals -- placed at community organizations and schools -- dedicated to shaping the educational landscape for youth and families in Saint Paul.**
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Member Duties : The CDC VISTA will: 1) Develop relationships between our programs and colleges, businesses, non-profits and professionals in the fields of food and ecology. 2) Recruit youth to participate in youth internship programs. 3) Plan and coordinate enrichment activities for youth interns including college tours, field trips to food and environmental businesses and guest speakers representing food and environmental professions. 4) Research projected opportunities for jobs and innovation in green industries and other related opportunities and help synchronize our efforts with these opportunities. 5) Track long and medium term indicators such as graduation rates, college access and work achievements for our participants. Help develop milestones and tracks for teen interns, ultimately leading them toward greater opportunities. 6) Assist youth interns in resume, cover letter and interview skills development. 7) Plan end of session youth showcase celebration and build parent engagement.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Community Design Center -- Saint Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
07/30/2013  -   08/02/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/03/2013  To  06/17/2013 

Contact Tamara Downs Schwei
731 7th St E
Saint Paul   MN   55106
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44615