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AmeriCorps members needed for Northeast Iowa school work

Posted: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 12:29 PM

Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, is accepting applications for the 2016-17 AmeriCorps positions.

These service members will be working throughout schools in Northeast Iowa to promote healthier school environments through modeling and education. Responsibilities will include developing a youth leadership programs as well as supporting school gardens, among other things.

With training, members will be become a resource for school wellness committees in one or two districts and provide active programming that infuses healthy living into school culture.

Service members will receive a modest living allowance, travel reimbursement and an education award that can be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment. The term of service is Sept. 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017.

For more information, contact Emily Neal, director of School Outreach at Luther College,