Seeking AmeriCorps member to support youth leadership development in St. Paul
The Jane Addams School for Democracy (JAS) and Youth Farm & Market Project (YFMP) seek a Multicultural Communities in Action AmeriCorps Member to strengthen the work of these two organizations. This position’s time is shared between the organizations' sites, which are located in the West Side neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota.
At both sites, the AmeriCorps member will work with youth on a variety of leadership activities. At YFMP, leadership is fostered through nurturing relationships between urban youth and their families, their communities and the earth around them by growing, cooking, eating, and selling healthy food. At JAS, leadership is fostered by strengthening learning among people of diverse ages and backgrounds who are working towards particular goals.
Some of the essential functions at Jane Addams School include: helping the functioning of the East African Circle or Spanish Circle by coordinating learning pairs and developing materials; becoming knowledgeable about the process to naturalize as a U.S. citizen, English language learning, and community/civic issues; and, if possible, performing Somali-English or Spanish-English translation.
Some of the essential functions at Youth Farm include: performing after-school farm and greenhouse activities; providing tutoring during the school year; and serving as youth market coordinator.