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FIT Hollows Community Garden Summer Associate VISTA
 
 
 
Families in Transition (FIT) is an entrepreneurial, forward thinking, nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. With nearly 100 staff, 20 properties (and growing), and 235 housing units, FIT provides an array of housing options including emergency-short term shelter housing, to transitional housing to permanent housing in Manchester, Concord, Dover, and possibly, Wolfeboro, NH. The need for the type of housing and services that Families in Transition offers is growing. We typically receive over 5,000 requests for assistance and we are only able to help about 600 of them, and typically half are children. FIT’s Hollows Community Garden and Learning Center is designed to improve the quality of life and help homeless individuals break the cycle of homelessness by delivering immediate hunger relief and providing educational experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to cultivate self-sufficiency and lifelong healthy behaviors. This project will reduce this area’s high level of food insecurity, provide critical education and resources for sustainable food access, and aid in the transition from homelessness.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : Help break the cycle of homelessness and food insecurities by growing the community garden, which will reduce the community’s high level of food insecurity and provide critical education and resources. Willingness to jump in and get hands dirty (metaphorically and literally) required. Work will be performed Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30 to 5:00 PM), and occasional evenings and weekends may be required to assist with events.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Homelessness ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
FIT Hollows Community Garden Summer Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/26/2017  -   08/27/2017

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2017  To  06/26/2017 

Contact Pamela Hawkes
122 Market St
Manchester   NH   03101
603-641-9441
fitvista@fitnh.org
www.fitnh.org/vista-program
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 75035


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