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Food Literacy Center's AmeriCorps Program (Half Time)
Want to be a Food Genius? We’re looking for dynamic change-makers ready to roll up their sleeves, throw on a vegetable costume, and inspire kids to eat their vegetables! AmeriCorps members will become certified Food Geniuses while working hands-on to teach cooking and taste vegetables with elementary school kids. We want team players who can also solve problems independently. We’re looking for dynamic, bright people who are ready to dedicate a year of their lives to advancing food literacy education in underserved, low-resource public schools. Food Literacy Center seeks candidates to fill 14 half-time (average 37 hours/week) AmeriCorps positions. This is a 6-month service term and 900-hour commitment. The position will begin January 15, 2018 and end July 31, 2018. Food Literacy Center is a largely volunteer-run agency in a period of high growth throughout the Sacramento region. As America's Farm-to-Fork Capital, collaboration occurs across our food system from large and small scale farmers to chefs to schools and legislators, supporting one of the most vibrant food movements in the nation. We get to cook with the best seasonal produce year-round! We believe food education should be fun. We teach kids to love foods that are good for them—and good for the planet. Food Literacy Center was founded in July 2011 to fill a critical gap: help children improve their knowledge, attitude, and behavior towards fruits and vegetables through community food education. We teach food literacy education to over 5,000 low-income K-6th graders annually, teaching them to cook, about nutrition and where their food comes from during after-school programs. Our mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. We teach low-income elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve our health, economy and environment. Our vision is to ensure every child has access to food literacy education.
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Member Duties : You will be trained as a certified Food Genius instructor! During your six month term of service, you will teach weekly hands-on food literacy in low-income public K­6 schools in Sacramento, California. Sacramento is an ethnically diverse city, with a high percentage of low-income children and many English language learners. Members must be committed to social justice and have cultivated cultural competence and humility. You service term is dedicated to teaching in kitchen classrooms and associated program preparation, training, and professional development. Duties include: -Co-teaching hands-on food literacy cooking classes to elementary students -Learning basic cooking techniques -Preparing program boxes to deliver lessons -Procuring produce & supplies -Inventory management of program supplies -Evaluation data collection & reporting -Completing documentation of service activities -Attending ongoing training -Recruiting & training community program volunteers
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Food Literacy Center's AmeriCorps Program (Half Time)

Program Start/End Date
02/05/2018  -   08/19/2018

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/07/2017  To  01/30/2018 

Contact Laura Tuller
2973 3rd Ave
Sacramento   CA   95817

Listing ID 68853