Service Placements for 2014-2015
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.
La Familia OPEN
Work as an 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).
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.
Cooking with Kids CLOSED
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.
La Familia OPEN
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 Services – REACH Program provides food access & health programs to hundreds of local Hispanic and low-income community members throughout Santa Fe County.
Summary of the Position: The Food Cadre Member will help improve healthy, fresh food access to community members in need through participatory research, farmers market pilot projects, food & nutrition education, community garden development, and community organizing/outreach.
The Food Depot FILLED
The Food Depot provides food bank services to eight counties in northern New Mexico serving tens of thousands of hungry New Mexicans with millions of pounds of food per year.
Summary of the Position: The Food Cadre Member will assist with its partner agency capacity building, implementation of its Agency Relations Councils, coordination of its cooking and nutrition classes as well as support for the operation of its Food Bank that serves nine counties throughout northern New Mexico.
Zona del Sol FILLED
Zona del Sol is a youth and family community center where Earth Care is located operated by the Santa Fe Youth & Family Center Consortium. Our mission to coordinate organizational resources to expand services that benefit and enrich the south side Santa Fe community.
Summary of the position: the Food Cadre Member will conduct outreach to the community, coordinate community events and organize service days at Zona Del Sol, help maintain the facilities, support and coordinate the Earth Care community garden, and support the summer camp.
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
Summary of Position: The Cadre Member will work with the park and community to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation through organizing outreach events, increasing the scope and visibility of park communication projects, working with youth groups to improve campground stewardship, improving trail systems within the park, and increasing awareness of human/environmental health issues.
Sustainable Santa Fe works to reduce our contribution to greenhouse gases and to prepare for the effects of climate change.
Summary of the position: The Food Cadre Member will work as an AmeriCorps Food Cadre Member with the City of Santa Fe’s Recycling and Sustainability Programs by developing and implementing community outreach for the City’s recycling program and other sustainability efforts.
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 Food Cadre Member will coordinate and support Farmers Market Institute programs and activities that increase public support for local farmers and the Institute, improve 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.
New Energy Economy FILLED
New Energy Economy was established in 2004 to create economic opportunity in New Mexico with less carbon pollution and more clean energy. NEE works in partnership with diverse allies on policies that encourage job growth, investment and innovation in a more efficient, sustainable and equitable energy sector.
Summary of position: the Food Cadre Member will assist with public education campaigns, community events, and solar development projects.