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AmeriCorps Food Educator Common Threads

  • Date Posted May 17, 2019
  • Location Bellingham, WA
  • Category Education / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

Common Threads connects kids to healthy food through hands-on, seed-to-table educational experiences (gardening, cooking, and eating!) We want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities, and the environment.

Most of our programs take place on public school grounds, during the school day, in collaboration with classroom teachers and food service staff. Additionally, we offer after-school gardening and cooking programs and summer camps in our school gardens, in low-income apartment complexes, and at our urban farm site.  

Common Threads coordinates a state-wide collaboration of AmeriCorps Food Educators in partnership with several other nonprofits: Concrete Farm to School, Coupeville Farm to School, Lower Columbia School Gardens, and Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center. 

You are welcome to apply for consideration at  just one partner site or at multiple sites.   Each site does its own recruiting and interviewing.  Check each program’s  website for full details.  The exact nature of service will vary somewhat from site to site. 

Job Description

The AmeriCorps Food Educator teaches gardening and cooking classes to kids. We know that when kids eat better, they learn better, act better and feel better.  We aim to  increase the likelihood that kids will make healthy food choices as they age, and decrease the likelihood of food related illness such as obesity and diabetes.  

Common Threads is  currently recruiting  for a state-wide team of 20 AmeriCorps food educators who will serve from August 16, 2019-July 31, 2020.  AmeriCorps Service Members receive a stipend, health insurance, food stamps (if eligible) and an end of service educational award of $6095. 

Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis, with positions open until filled.  If this looks like a good fit for you, please do not delay in applying!

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