Service Placements for 2015-2016
Full-time Food Cadre Members spend 36 hours/week at their service-sites and 4 hours/week in training or working together on service-projects at partner agencies coordinated by Earth Care.
Half-time Food Cadre Members spend 20 hours/week at their service sites.
School Garden Coordinator OPEN
Working closely with the school, the Garden Coordinator will work to provide food, and sustainability education to the youth and children in Santa Fe through the specific school garden program. With the support of Earth Care’s Sustainability Education Program manager and Program Coordinator, they will lead efforts in the alignment of educational garden activities with indoor classroom curriculum standards, support and coordinate growing, harvesting and composting strategies, support sustainability and outdoor classroom initiatives, and incorporate a social, environmental and food justice framework for sustainability and gardening. This is a quarter-time position requiring 450 hours of service. This position serves 300-450 hours within one year with the following benefits:
- Recieve an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award between $1,212 and $1,493 (depending on hours) to pay back student loans or pay for future education.
- Training and mentorship
- Developing meaningful professional and personal relationships within the community to advance your career and passions.
Quarter time and Minimum time positions are designated for high school and college students who are interested in leading sustainability campaigns, but can also be great for community members interested in volunteering at any of our partnering schools’, school gardens.
Half Time Position
La Familia FILLED
Work as a Half Time AmeriCorps Food Cadre Member with La Familia Medical Services to improve health & food access among low-income and minority community members. La Familia Medical Center is dedicated to providing excellent, affordable, comprehensive medical, dental and health promotion services to everyone in the community in a way that is culturally sensitive and respectful of a patient’s privacy, rights and dignity regardless of their financial resources.
La Familia Medical Center seeks a qualified and motivated individual to assist with its Healthy CENA Program. The purpose of the program is to support patients using the community health worker organizing model to implement projects and programs that increase access to healthy food and physical activities for patients and their families both at La Familia Medical Center clinics and in the communities they reside (underserved low-income communities).
NewMexicoWomen.org, a program of the New Mexico Community Foundation advances opportunities for women and girls in New Mexico so they can lead self sufficient, healthy and empowered lives.
The AmeriCorps NewMexico.org member will assist with planning, designing and implementing the Girls Give Program and other programmatic activities where needed. Girls Give seeks to engage girls around the state in the work of NewMexico.org through a unique and transformative leadership program.
Full Time Positions
Adelante Program for Homeless Youth - FILLED
The Adelante Program connects homeless students and their families to community resources and collaborates with other community organizations to raise awareness about ending child homelessness and hunger.
Summary of the position: The Food Cadre Member will improve food access to homeless youth by educating the community about hunger and homelessness, coordinating community and school food drives, coordinating food pickups, providing community education about hunger and homelessness, and providing support services for secondary school students experiencing homelessness. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
Earth Care- FILLED
Earth Care educates and empowers young people to create healthy, just and sustainable communities through youth leadership programs, sustainability education, and AmeriCorps service placement. Earth Care hosts a variety of programs including; school gardens, Youth Allies and community placements.
The Garden & Sustainability Education Program Assistant is responsible for supporting Earth Care’s school garden and sustainability education programming offered through partnerships with Monte Del Sol Charter School, Santa Fe Public Schools, and the City of Santa Fe. This position will be focused on supporting garden & sustainability programming throughout the Santa Fe Public School District through the coordination of school garden interns, sustainability outreach curriculum, and national youth service days
Casa Familia is St. Elizabeth’s dedicated emergency shelter for single women and families with children. It features five private family suites, two dormitory spaces with sixteen beds for single women, a large kitchen, dining room, outdoor patio and common areas. Guests at Casa Familia participate in life-skill training programs, case management, and group exercises to strengthen camaraderie. The facility can house over 30 people, and is a dramatic improvement from the one room for families and six beds for single women previously available.
Cooking with Kids- FILLED
The mission of Cooking with Kids is to educate and empower children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultural traditions.
Summary of the position: The Food Cadre Member will work to expand the capacity and support programming of CWK, enabling pre-kindergarten through 6th grade students to explore, prepare, and enjoy fresh, affordable foods. They will also teach hands-on food and nutrition education classes.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute works to promote, foster and encourage small farm agriculture and the historic land-based traditions and culture of New Mexico.
Summary of the position: The Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute Program Associate will coordinate and support Farmers Market Institute programs and activities that increase public support for local farmers and the Institute, improve equitable access to fresh local foods for low-income people, and enable farmers to increase production and sustainability.
United World College – USA FILLED
United World College – USA serves students age 16-19 who typically represent more than 70 different countries. They participate in a unique program that combines academic challenge with an experiential, hands-on approach to learning. Service members will help plan and implement the development of an Agro-Ecology Center on a 20 acre property adjacent to the school campus.
Summary of the position: Working closely with faculty, students, and a local “farm mentor,” the Food Cadre Member will help plan and realize the layout and operations of the center and be the primary organizer of activities occurring on the site. Special preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience managing complex projects, as well as to applicants with extensive agricultural experience.
YouthBuild is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor to provide at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, free classes and free skills training in a yearlong, comprehensive program. Students work toward a GED and earn certification in construction technologies.