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Summer Program at *cino: Growing imagination and good food!
 
 
 
*culture is not optional runs the Huss Project, a former elementary school in Three Rivers, Michigan, that is being transformed into a community center that seeks to grow our rural city’s capacity for imagination. We currently run an urban farm that distributes produce to neighbors who don’t have access to fresh food, host a summer lunch program for school-aged kids, and celebrate our community’s creativity at an annual festival that draws over 1,200 attendees. We partner closely with many local businesses and farmers to meet community needs. This summer, we’ll be starting several new programs in our new Imaginarium space, including a weekly Saturday event to continue growing community connections. Summer Associates will join VISTAs and volunteer staff to build capacity at our urban farm, to strengthen existing partnerships, to foster new partnerships, and to implement new programs that will structurally change the way we approach poverty in our city. Our goals are to increase educational achievement—particularly for marginalized, at-risk youth in our school district who disproportionately live in the Huss neighborhood—to build a sustainable food system accessible by all in our city, and to grow economic opportunities for our neighbors. We will be selecting *four* Summer Associates to join our work in Three Rivers.
 
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Member Duties : We’re looking for compassionate, collaborative, innovative, and detail oriented folks to join our community! Summer Associates (SAs) will work closely with our VISTA members to help build a more equitable and sustainable food system in our community. Toward this end, SAs will work on our urban farm alongside volunteers, growing vegetables organically and implementing permaculture solutions at the Huss Project. SAs will help distribute produce through agency partners in the city and will work with partner farms to increase produce availability. SAs will also assist in running our summer lunch program at the Huss Project and will implement new summer educational programs during Saturday events. Finally, SAs will help recruit volunteers for and will assist in running Future Festival, our annual celebration of creativity in our city.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Trade/Construction ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Summer Program at *cino: Growing imagination and good food!

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2020  -   08/09/2020

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/03/2020  To  05/01/2020 

Contact Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma
PO Box 1
Three Rivers   MI   49093
269-244-6020
robvgr@cultureisnotoptional.com
www.cultureisnotoptional.com
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94290


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