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This spring, ShreveCorps members will work together toward the common goal of improving the quality of life for families in food deserts, low-income neighborhoods where access to fresh foods is limited. ShreveCorps members will serve from January 4th to May 14th 2021, completing a minimum of 300 service hours in that time. Together, they will create, expand, and maintain community gardens at 20 food deserts sites across Shreveport. There, they will grow food for families struggling with food-insecurity and distribute that food at no cost to the families. They will develop virtual content to help the recipients learn to prepare healthy meals and snacks and to teach children ages 7-11 how to eat healthy and grow their own food. No experience is required to be an excellent ShreveCorps member. The ideal ShreveCorps member will demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment to community service, and pride in their ShreveCorps and AmeriCorps membership! They will work as a member of a team with individuals from diverse backgrounds. They will communicate patiently, politely, and effectively with both adults and children and learn and progress toward becoming a self-sufficient gardener and community educator.
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Member Duties : Complete a term of service from start date to end date (Sept 2020-May 2021) Complete a minimum of 450 service hours in that time frame Create, expand, and maintain community gardens Create virtual content to teach children ages 7-11 about healthy eating, cooking, and gardening Participate in supplemental service projects
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Disaster Relief ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Gardening ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Trade/Construction ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National


Program Start/End Date
01/04/2020  -   05/14/2021

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations LOUISIANA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/08/2020  To  02/01/2021 

Contact Emilie Harmeyer
3625 Southern Ave
Shreveport   LA   71104

Listing ID 87289