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College of Menominee Nation: Sustainable Food Systems
 
 
 
The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is a tribal community college located on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin. American Indian culture is at the heart of our college’s degree programs, research, and student activities. We are committed to addressing contemporary problems through modern science and methodologies that are informed by ancient knowledge. This is most evident in our college’s commitment to sustainable development concepts and practices that draw on resource management philosophies tested over centuries in the great Menominee forest. The goal of the project is to expand agriculture-related economic activity and outreach in the Menominee Reservation community, including farmers’ markets, community gardening programs, and agriculture/food educational services. Project goals specifically aimed at poverty alleviation are increasing Native agricultural-based entrepreneurship, providing marketplaces for affordable locally grown foods, and providing educational resources for home food production and preparation, preservation, and sustainability. The VISTA member will help serve as a catalyst for positive change in the community by building CMN's educational and agricultural economic capacity. Our team empowers community members to take part in a local, healthy, and sustainable food system. The VISTA will have an opportunity to connect students, community members, and businesses with education, culture, and language related to healthy living and food sovereignty.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work with community partners to develop continuing education courses for members of the Menominee community and expand the community’s agricultural economic potential. The VISTA will develop ag-related community workshops and build youth gardening opportunities. The member will also support the sustainable development and implementation of the CSA and the CMN-sponsored farmers’ market, working to increase community participation in the market and implementing a local food consignment program. The VISTA will expand a seed-saving program and collaborate with the Sustainable Development Institute to increase CMN’s agricultural research capacity. Throughout the year, the member will be responsible for assisting in resource development and building community support. The VISTA year at CMN will be a memorable, fun, and challenging learning experience. Apply now to help inspire people to participate in a local, healthy, and sustainable food system!
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College of Menominee Nation: Sustainable Food Systems

Program Start/End Date
01/21/2019  -   01/19/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/12/2019  To  01/03/2020 

Contact Claire` Doyle
121 Oronoco St
Alexandria   VA   22314
7035049837 X122
cdoyle@aihec.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78422


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