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CommunityGrows- Community Engagement Coordinator
CommunityGrows cultivates healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities. We provide year-round environmental, food and nutrition education, youth development, and job readiness training for low-income children and youth of color. We leverage environmental education in an innovative, holistic way to help young people grow up safe, healthy, and prepared to meet their full potential. Our interconnected programs work with over 1,300 low-income 5-19 year olds each year in the high-needs San Francisco neighborhoods of the Western Addition, Bayview-Hunters Point, and the Outer Mission/Excelsior. Our programs, Seed to Mouth Environmental and Nutrition Education Program and BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) are unique in that the same children and youth have multiple touch-points with us throughout their school years. About 50% of our youth attend more than one of our programs. We aim to engage young people to grow with us as they learn with us in the garden starting when they are in kindergarten; don an apron and learn proper knife skills with us in the kitchen as they near middle school; and take on leadership roles in our youth internship program as teenagers. Our BEETS program participants come full circle as they teach classes to the younger students, modeling positive behaviors for others, and developing leadership skills, knowledge, and the confidence that they can teach other members of their community about gardening, plant science, the environment, nutrition, healthful cooking, and more. The Community Engagement Coordinator will play a vital role on our team by engaging our volunteer, participant, supporters and neighborhood communities to increase our impact and expand our reach. This is a wonderful opportunity for an organized, outgoing, person who wants to make their mark on an organization and a real impact on the health of children and their families.
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Member Duties : The Community Engagement Coordinator will strengthen engagement and commitment in four primary communities: our volunteers; our participants and their families; our funders and supporters; and our partners and neighbors.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills . 
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CommunityGrows- Community Engagement Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
04/15/2020  -   04/14/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  


Accepting Applications
From  12/28/2019  To  03/13/2020 

Contact Kelly ErnstFriedman
762 Fulton St
San Francisco   CA   94102
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87910