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OneStar: Urban Roots Food and Leadership Program VISTA
Urban Roots is a rapidly growing non-profit that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. On a 3.5-acre urban farm, Urban Roots provides Austin teenagers with life-changing paid internships that teach important life, job, and leadership skills. Through additional programming, we engage hundreds of volunteers through team-building farm work days, provide educational tours to school and community youth groups, and donate thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to hunger relief agencies. As an organization, we are committed to the personal and professional growth of everyone, especially staff. Our organizational culture, defined by our Guiding Principles, informs how we fulfill our mission and how we work together as a team. The Guiding Principles of Urban Roots: 1. We provide a High Quality, Transformational Experience for youth and community members. 2. We celebrate “Rigor” and Meaningful, Hard Work. 3. We build Strong Relationships. 4. We cultivate Intentionality in our work. 5. We engage our work with a Spirit of Celebration and Joy. 6. We Honor and Respect Diversity. It is an exciting time at Urban Roots and in Austin, TX – one of the most creative cities in the nation. Austin is a food destination city and we are honored to have so many partners in the renowned culinary and local farming communities who actively support our work. In 2015, we garnered national attention when Jimmy Kimmel chose Urban Roots as his beneficiary of choice during SXSW. Urban Roots is seeking a VISTA to help enhance our new and existing programs to provide young people age 14-23 with leadership training and valuable life skills.
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Member Duties : The Urban Roots Food and Leadership Program VISTA will help improve and implement Urban Roots’ unique youth leadership programs, including our college-aged Food & Leadership Fellowship program, and our new high school program that digs more deeply into service, food justice, and community leadership. The VISTA will help develop efficient workflows and systems to support our growing ecosystem of programs. The VISTA will work with our program team in the Urban Roots office and spend time on the urban farm to connect with youth and better understand our program model. They will assist with implementing and improving programming that grows fresh produce for donation to hunger relief in Austin & provides young adults (14-23) from underserved communities with paid leadership and job skills development.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
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OneStar: Urban Roots Food and Leadership Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2018  To  06/09/2018 

Contact Ian Hunter-Crawford
4900 Gonzales St
Austin   TX   78702
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68374