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VISTA prosition - Sacramento

  • Subject: [cg] VISTA prosition - Sacramento
  • From: "Bill Maynard" <bMaynard@WoodRodgers.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 09:14:13 -0700
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 A VISTA Position with the Sacramento Hunger Commission to establish a youth mentoring project based on an edible landscaping plant nursery


Purpose: To develop the groundwork for a multi-faceted educational experience for at-risk high school students, which will eventually provide training in urban agriculture, landscape design, and business management.  The VISTA project will also serve as a catalyst for an after-school garden program for elementary students at the site.



·        Develop “buy-in” and partnerships with key organizations and enterprises, including Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), Sacramento Joint Unified School District etc.

·        Form an advisory committee to develop a detailed plan for the mentorship program

·        Seek funding and in-kind support through grants and direct support from businesses and the community

·        Develop relationships with the target community through attending local neighborhood association and school-based meetings



·        Experience or interest in community development and/or community gardens

·        Strong networking and communication skills

·        Basic computer skills

·        Grant writing or fundraising experience desirable

·        Self motivated and able to work both independently and as a member of a team

·        Value working in a diverse environment; able to establish and maintain good relationships with people of varied backgrounds

·        Valid driver’s license

·        Fluency in Spanish or an Asian language a plus



Deadline:  September 1, 2004 (Project begins in early November)


Please send a resume and a cover letter to:

 Peggy Roark

 Sacramento Hunger Commission

909 12th Street, Suite 200

Sacramento CA 95814


Or by email:  proark@communitycouncil.org


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