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Food Literacy Center's AmeriCorps Program (Full Time)
About you : You are a dynamic change maker who is ready to roll up your sleeves, throw on a vegetable costume, and get in the kitchen with our students! Our mission: Food Literacy Center’s mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. Our program delivers hands-on cooking and nutrition lessons to elementary school kids that are approachable, healthy, and fun! Why this matters: Only 4% of American children eat their recommended daily servings of vegetables. 38% of California children are overweight. Researchers believe that we have two generations of Americans who do not know how to cook. Meanwhile, the entire global food chain may account for a third of what’s heating our planet. Our current food system is taking a toll on our health, the environment, our kids and the economy. Join Us: Food Literacy Center’s team of AmeriCorps members become certified Food Geniuses through an intensive training program, while working hands on to teach cooking and nutrition to elementary school students. You’ll joyfully introduce the students to new fruits and vegetables. We’re looking for energetic folks with a positive attitude and a can-do spirit. We want team players who have good judgement and can solve problems independently. Most of all, we need bright, dynamic people who are ready to dedicate a year of their lives to advancing food literacy education in underserved, low-income public schools.
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Member Duties : You will be trained as a certified Food Genius instructor! During your one-year term of service, you will teach weekly hands-on food literacy in low-income public K­6 schools in Sacramento, California. Sacramento is an ethnically diverse city, with a high percentage of low-income children and many English language learners. Members must be committed to social justice and have cultivated cultural competence and humility. You service term is dedicated to teaching in kitchen classrooms and associated program preparation, training, and professional development. Duties include: -Co-teaching hands-on food literacy cooking classes to elementary students -Learning basic cooking techniques -Preparing program boxes to deliver lessons -Procuring produce & supplies -Inventory management of program supplies -Evaluation data collection & reporting -Completing documentation of service activities -Attending ongoing training -Recruiting & training community program volunteers
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization . 
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Food Literacy Center's AmeriCorps Program (Full Time)

Program Start/End Date
09/10/2018  -   08/16/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Amber Stott
2973 3rd Ave
Sacramento   CA   95817

Listing ID 78754


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