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COMCorps - Athens County Ohio
Serve in a region known for rich cultural history, active lifestyles, and a rural community feel with a vibrant food and arts scene of a college town. COMCorps is housed at Ohio University with the goal to increase the quality of life in Athens County through AmeriCorps members creating and supporting social and physical environments. COMCorps will partner with a multitude of impactful organizations which include schools, nonprofits, healthcare systems and county-level government agencies. Through service, members and organizations will address social determinants of health with a trauma-informed approach directing members in creative, community-generated solutions to pressing local needs. COMCorps members will facilitate a unified intervention being responsible for teaching a yearlong nutrition education program to 400 students each week, increasing knowledge of and taste preferences for healthy foods. Members will create and support social and physical environments by providing life-enhancing resources: healthy food supply, gardening, social connectivity, transportation, and knowledge of healthy habits. Members will promote a sense of community (social networks, social support, social participation, and/or community leadership) and increase access to programs that address poverty, childhood development, food insecurity, social exclusion, addiction, food, transportation, and health services. COMCorps is where members turn passion into purpose. COMCorps strives for every member to have a transformative experience while serving. Anticipated member outcomes include a wider perspective on societal issues, an understanding of individuals who have had a life different than their own, a better understanding of self and unique skills brought to a variety of roles, greater confidence, an understanding of trauma-informed approaches to community care, and community collaboration.
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Member Duties : COMCorps members will be responsible for teaching a yearlong nutrition education program to 400 students each week, increasing knowledge of and taste preferences for healthy foods. Members, through service at their sites, will serve 2,800 individuals through initiatives that will result in positive health knowledge and outcomes. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage 500 volunteers who will be engaged in helping in classrooms, connecting to community members, assisting in gardens, distributing food, and overall supporting initiatives that enhance quality of life.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Counseling ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Medicine ,  Community Organization ,  First Aid . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

COMCorps - Athens County Ohio

Program Start/End Date
08/06/2020  -   07/20/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  


Accepting Applications
From  01/24/2020  To  07/01/2020 

Contact Eric Long
1 Ohio University
Athens   OH   45701

Listing ID 58964