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.
School Garden Coordinator OPEN
Working closely with the school, the Garden Coordinator will work to provide food, and sustainability education to the youth in Santa Fe. They will support the campus’ Sustainability Program by leading educational garden activities for the ABCS Garden, composting efforts, and other related sustainability projects. This is a quarter-time position requiring 450 hours of service.
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).
Earth Care- OPEN
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.
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.
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.
Cooking with Kids- OPEN
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 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.
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.
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.
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.