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Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program - Detroit
 
 
 
Michigan Fitness Foundation is dedicated to inspiring active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events, and policy leadership. Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program at the Michigan Fitness Foundation (SR2H) seeks 4 half-time AmeriCorps members to provide service at Brilliant Detroit. Service can begin prior to the listed March date. Service will take place in the following Detroit neighborhoods: Brightmoor, Central/Piety Hill, Cody Rouge - Warrendale, Fitzgerald, Osborn, Southwest- Chadsey Condon, and Springwells. Members will focus on addressing unmet health needs in underserved, low-income communities. The SR2H program was developed by assessing both barriers to healthy living and opportunities to overcome those barriers. Using a multigenerational approach to reach across an entire community, SR2H engages AmeriCorps Members to connect citizens to health, wellness, and physical activity programs by implementing program components and recruiting local community volunteers. SR2H AmeriCorps Members will commit their time to promote healthy futures: they will fill gaps and enhance assets in underserved, low-income communities to help residents gain access to supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. In addition, SR2H AmeriCorps Members will leverage volunteers to carry out SR2H programming and affect sustainable change. Members will receive training in a variety of areas to support and enhance the member’s service to community residents with the goal of increasing the skills, knowledge, and awareness of how to eat healthy and be active.
 
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Member Duties : SR2H AmeriCorps Members: 1. Provide direct service to low-income community residents connecting them to supportive environments for healthy eating and being active 2. Plan and implement 6 program components on nutrition education, food shopping skills, and physical activity: facilitated health and wellness conversations with seniors, literacy- based nutrition education with children and caregivers, farmers market food navigation, grocery store healthy food tours, and physical activity outreach and promotion 3. Recruit and train ongoing and episodic volunteers in programming and activities related to health, wellness, and physical activity 4. Participate in program onboarding, orientation, additional training, events, and service days as required 5. Document service activities according to program requirements including recording allowable service hours, submitting timesheets, and writing Great Stories
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program - Detroit

Program Start/End Date
03/23/2020  -   12/11/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  11/21/2019  To  03/10/2020 

Contact Shona MacKenzie
5675 Larkins St
Detroit   MI   48210
5179083842
smackenzie@michiganfitness.org
saferoutestohealth.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 92259


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