Apply Now for Apple Corps!

Interested in a year of service? Have a passion for food justice? Apple Corps is hiring AmeriCorps Members for the 2015-16 service year!

Apple Corps, a program of Solid Ground, addresses the root causes of obesity, malnutrition, and hunger in underserved communities and works to promote healthy eating and active living for children living in poverty and experiencing oppression. We are a team of National Service members guided by the belief that all people deserve to live healthful lives. In this work, Apple Corps Members serve at elementary schools in communities where there is a high proportion of food insecurity, decreased access to healthy foods, and increased risk of childhood obesity. As a team of 4 members, Apple Corps serves to: educate school-age children and their families about nutrition, healthy cooking, gardening, and behaviors that promote health.

Apple Corps members will collaborate with Solid Ground staff to teach classroom-based nutrition and healthy cooking lessons to Seattle Public Schools students, using evidence-based curricula, via 10 to 12-week educational units in three elementary schools and nearby community organizations.

Apple Corps is a program of the Washington Service Corps. All service positions are September 16, 2015 – August 15, 2016 (contingent on funding). Visit the MyAmeriCorps for a position description, requirements, and application.

Applications are accepted now through June 21, 2015. For questions, please email applecorps@solid-ground.org

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