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Healthy Hub at Palo Alto College - VISTA
 
 
 
Since 1985, Palo Alto College (PAC), a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, has been a pillar of the urban south San Antonio and rural South Texas area -- a historically impoverished, educationally under-served, and predominantly Hispanic community. To further exacerbate poverty issues, the South Side of San Antonio is considered a “Food Desert” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lack of access to nutritious foods contributes to a poor diet and has led to higher levels of obesity and other diet-related diseases in the San Antonio and Bexar County community. The Healthy Hub Project at PAC is an extension of the college’s “mission to inspire, empower, and educate our community for leadership and success.” With the coordination help of VISTA members, the project will be driven by partnerships with community leaders and organizations to improve the health, education, and economic standing of the community by expanding the availability of nutritious and affordable food. We aim to be a catalyst for improving health outlooks for the South Side of San Antonio, with the community garden as a shining focal point, complete with outdoor teaching and demonstration spaces. Health related workshops, classes, and activities in the areas of education and research, community outreach, social resources, and health and wellness relevant and culturally attuned to the needs of the area will drive the Healthy Hub Project. The focus will be on improving food access, combating obesity and chronic disease, and access to health care resources including food insecurity screenings, wellness workshops, community cooking and fitness classes, farmer’s markets, and wide-ranging strategies aimed at eating nutritiously and being active.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : VISTA Healthy Hub Coordinators will work with Palo Alto College faculty, staff, students, community partners, and volunteers to build capacity and infrastructure for the community garden, farmer's market, and healthy hub educational programs including youth summer camps. Healthy Hub Coordinators will expand community partnerships, secure long-term resources, coordinate programming, create training and programming content, develop modules for effective and culturally relevant and sensitive community outreach, establish and monitor program performance measures, and other related needs.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Healthy Hub at Palo Alto College - VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English
Spanish is a plus!

Accepting Applications
From  01/03/2018  To  06/01/2018 

Contact Erica Munoz
1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio   TX   78224
210-486-3137
emunoz95@alamo.edu
www.alamo.edu/pac
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70586


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