Seeking AmeriCorps members to promote healthy schools in Northeast Iowa

Applications are being accepted for 2017-18 AmeriCorps members serving with Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities and the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. Apply to join a team of passionate folks serving area schools integrating healthy living into school culture through modeling and education. Open positions serve either in the Allamakee Community School District or the New Hampton Community School District.

As part of their service, members will teach nutrition education classes, build and support school gardens, encourage Safe Routes to School and integrate Farm to School activities across their assigned district. Through their work, members will deepen the understanding for students, teachers and staff about the benefits of growing and consuming healthy, green, affordable food and being physically active.

Training is provided. Service members receive a modest living allowance, travel reimbursement and an education award, which can be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment after completing a full term of service.  The term of service is Sept. 1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2018.

Luther College is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis; positions will be open until filled.  Please submit an electronic letter of interest and a résumé highlighting experiences and rationale to Emily Neal, [email protected]. For more information on the collaboration between Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness and AmeriCorps go to: www.iowafoodandfitness.org.