Now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 program year.
The Earth Care Cadre is an 11-month leadership development program designed to develop the next generation of food & sustainability advocates, urban gardeners, educators, and leaders. We are seeking dedicated, service-minded people to become Cadre members in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
What You’ll Do
Earth Care Cadre Members serve full-time for an 11-month term.
Four days a week Cadre Members work at service sites where they create, improve and expand services that address issues in food security & sustainability through youth development, education, public health, land preservation, community engagement, and economic development.
One day a week, Cadre members participate in a leadership development program in which local community leaders and expert practitioners lead workshops and host service projects. Cadre members’ training includes food security, nutrition education, advocacy, community organizing, leadership development, service learning, urban agriculture, and project management.
Cadre members participate in community building activities, contribute to team service projects, and receive individual coaching to support their professional development throughout their service.
Where You’ll Serve
As an Earth Care Cadre member, you will be placed with a service site for your 11-month term. Service sites are located in Santa Fe County and include schools, local government, and community-based organizations.
Visit Where You’ll Serve to learn more about service sites, their work, and what your service might look like in each location.
What You’ll Get
For your 11-months of service as a full-time Earth Care Cadre member, you are eligible to receive the following benefits:
- A living stipend of $12,100
- A $5,550 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award to apply towards past or future education
- Health insurance
- Childcare reimbursements
- Student loan forbearance
- Training and mentorship
For 300 hours of service within one year, minimum-time Earth Care Cadre members are eligible to receive the following benefits:
- A $1,100 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award to pay back student loans or pay for future education.
- Training and mentorship
Minimum-time members do not receive a monthly living stipend or other benefits. Most MT positions are open only to 17 and 18 year old high school students in Santa Fe. Contact Bianca Sopoci-Belknap, Youth Programs Director, email@example.com for more information about positions for high school members.
What We’re Looking For
To be considered for a full-time position Earth Care Cadre member service position, you must:
- Be 18 years or older by the start of service
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
- Hold a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
To be considered for a minimum-time position, you must:
- Be 17 years of age and enrolled in a Santa Fe high school.
Visit Apply to learn about the application process.