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Advancement Foundation - Environmental Agriculture Project
The Advancement Foundation works to eradicate poverty by leveraging community resources - government, nonprofits, businesses, churches, and individuals. We subscribe to the "Teach a Man to Fish" philosophy rather than to hand him a fish! Civic engagement through volunteerism serves a major role in The Foundation’s programs. Volunteerism is a resource to engage all socio-economic levels from the community. Barriers that exist day to day seem to dissolve when everyone is standing side by side. TAF leads community improvement through nonprofit sustainability and individual advocacy. Individual advocacy centers on empowering citizens through personal, community, and financial asset development. The Foundation’s VISTA projects seek to create partnerships, mentor children, improve food security, improve financial knowledge, increase financial security, develop job-seeking/keeping skills, remediate housing, and train entrepreneurs. Lack of training, funding, affordable space, and support paralyze most business owner hopefuls before they even begin. The HIVE, TAF’s business incubation center, believes that the grassroots community involvement and support provides distinct advantages for small business development. Through our workshops, and partnerships entrepreneurs and community mentors experience a strong sense of purpose and excitement working together. To ensure that our VISTAs are equipped for service, The Advancement Foundation provides 2 annual training sessions that includes personal and professional development. The retreat sessions are led by professional conference leaders and provide additional opportunities for creative thinking.
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Member Duties : Create local food solutions! Do you have the skills to help LEAP create a strong local food economy in Roanoke? LEAP believes that as a result of the food system/health planning and programs, families, and individuals will make positive choices for the health of the community and themselves. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will expand LEAP’s ability to fight poverty and meet the food and health needs of people living in poverty by building infrastructure for the Food Hub (storage facility) for the Mobile Market, secure long-term resources, program development, and expand community partnerships.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Advancement Foundation - Environmental Agriculture Project

Program Start/End Date
09/12/2016  -   09/11/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  08/04/2016  To  12/31/2016 

Contact Judy Wood
227 S Pollard St
Vinton   VA   24179
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 69134