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OneStar: Urban Roots Program VISTA
Urban Roots is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. On a 3-1/2 acre urban farm, Urban Roots provides teenagers and young adults paid service opportunities that strengthen them as leaders while building professional and life skills. Urban Roots engages young people to practice hard work, to connect with the land and food, and to serve their community. In addition, each year we engage more than one thousand volunteers through farm workdays, provide educational tours to school and community groups, and donate thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to local 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. In 2016 we completed a three-year strategic plan and are launching new programs to strengthen organizational leadership and increase our impact in the community. Urban Roots is seeking a VISTA to help support new programs and improve existing ones as we continue to transform the lives of young people in Austin.
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Member Duties : Urban Roots Programs VISTA will be a critical member of Urban Roots’ dynamic team. The VISTA will learn the ins and outs of piloting new programs and expanding existing ones – helping to grow Urban Roots’ newest college aged Food & Leadership Fellowship program and create a brand new culinary internship program for high school youth. The VISTA will help develop recruitment strategies and engaging materials to ensure we have diverse cohorts of youth in our programs. The VISTA will work with our program team in the Urban Roots office; however, they also will spend some time on our urban farm and doing outreach in the community. They will also support the coordination of the program. Lastly, the VISTA will support the implementation of Urban Roots’ recently approved three-year strategic plan, tracking project status, creating updates for staff, and supporting key program initiatives.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment . 
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OneStar: Urban Roots Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2017  -   08/17/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  04/28/2017  To  06/30/2017 

Contact Ian Hunter-Crawford
4900 Gonzales St.
Austin   TX   78702
512 750 8019
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73843