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Tribal VISTA: Navajo Technological University
Our objective is to develop a community gardening program that will serve as the basis for an on-going Home Economics/Consumer Science and Horticulture program targeted and low income families. The VISTA will expand our capacity by laying the ground work for this longer term program. Specifically, the VISTA will develop a community gardening program designed to accomplish 5 primary objectives; (1) combat diabetes, (2) provide additional food resources, (3) engage students in horticulture production, (4) expand community understanding of agricultural production, and (5) provide hands-on educational experiences. Applications are reviewed and the position will be filled on a rolling basis. Please apply early to be considered.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA will work to combat diabetes by improving the diet of participants while providing an inexpensive source of fresh vegetables. This will be accomplished by providing additional food resources and consumer science training to low income families enabling them to ultimately stretch their food dollars to support their families nutritional needs. Educational outreach and engagement will be a key part of the VISTA’s service, implementing student-centered, small scale horticultural production and create linkages to classroom science and mathematics. These opportunities for students will be hands-on, experiential activities, linking traditional classroom lessons to the more application-based skills and processes revolving around food growth and preparation. On a broader scale, community members will be given the opportunity to expand their understanding of agricultural production principles and practices.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Professional development funds ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Tribal . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Agriculture ,  Education . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Tribal VISTA: Navajo Technological University

Program Start/End Date
11/13/2017  -   11/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/18/2017  To  10/27/2017 

Contact Caroline Smith
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70559