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Friday, June 3, 2022

FoodCorps - Help us find Service Members for the '22-'23 year, receive $250 as a thank you!


FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids' health, education, and sense of belonging. Every year we have a cohort of FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service Members who teach kids about nourishing food and help schools become healthier places for them to learn and grow (e.g. gardening/cooking lessons in schools, cafeteria taste tests to highlight local produce). We also have a cohort of service members who will work with school nutrition directors in supporting districtwide food systems change. We are recruiting for our next year (Aug '22-July '23) and we're looking for service members who are 18+, passionate about working towards a more just food system and excited to work with kids in schools! I've attached the position description to this email.
In exchange for 1,700 hours service, Service Members receive:

• Up to $27,500 living stipend, paid bi-weekly. • $6,495 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, upon successful completion of your term of service • Health insurance • Partial childcare reimbursement, if you qualify • Student loan forbearance, if you qualify • Training, mentorship, and professional development opportunities

In Michigan, we'll be working near Alpena, Detroit and Metro Detroit, Flint, and the Petoskey regions. Please help spread the word to folks who would be a good fit to serve and, as much as possible, we'd love to have Michiganders serving in our Michigan schools. 

If you know anyone who may be a good fit to serve next year, please encourage them to apply to be a Service Member.

We have a "referral program" where if YOU refer an applicant who is accepted to FoodCorps and serves at least 90+ days, you will receive $250 as a thank you for the referral. Here is how the referral process works:
  • For each candidate you refer to the FoodCorps service member position that's selected and remains in service for at least 90 days, you'll receive $250. You can expect this gift after the 90 day period (~November-December 2022). 

  • The application will ask candidates if they were referred by anyone. Please let your referrals know to include your name and contact information when they complete their application. Otherwise, we won't know who to thank or to connect the referral back to you! 

Thank you, feel free to reach out with any questions!

Seema Jolly 
| FoodCorps
Michigan Program Manager | she/her
Cell: 269.352.6224
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