We Stay/Nos Quedamos is looking for emerging and dynamicYouth Change Agents interested in an opportunity to strengthen and develop your skills as a community leader around environmental justice issues.

Role: Youth Organizer
Pay: $15/hr
Commitment: 6-10 hours a week**

Submission deadline: October 6, 2021 — no later than 5:00pm.

If interested, submit a resume and cover letter to our Community Organizer, Carmen De Jesús at:

** Work hours can be as much as 10 hours during scheduled events. You may also be asked to work on a Saturdays.

Our goal with this Youth Leadership Development project, supported by both the Levitt Foundation and the Urban Future Lab, presented here is to cultivate a youth base for Nos Quedamos and ensure that we are prepared to build on and promote the legacy of community-led change and empowerment into the future.

The garden network will act as a base for organizing the community toward policies that center community health and food justice in the South Bronx, with young people leading the charge and engaging their friends, families, and neighbors in dynamic programming. The gardens will allow us to address vital community needs, while increasing the capacity of young organizers to get involved in our larger campaigns.

TheYouth Leadership Development project will bring the voices of youth and young adults into our work and empower them to effectively educate and organize their peers, family, and neighbors towards food and environmental justice for Melrose. With this project, it will allow us to build our youth base needed to pass the baton forward to a new generation of community leaders. In addition, our activation of gardens and local parks aims towards the big-picture goal of increasing the self-sufficiency of our community by creating access to quality, healthy food and fresh fruits and vegetables that we plant and cultivate ourselves.

We Stay/Nos Quedamos is a firm supporter of Equal Employment Opportunity laws and practices. Read our EEO Policy.

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