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Detroit North End Co-op Grocery Store Community Seeking: Engagement Coordinator

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network  

Co-op Grocery Store Community:

Engagement Coordinator

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) is a non-profit 501c3 grassroots community organization that works to build self-reliance, food security and justice in Detroit’s Black community by influencing public policy, engaging in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging cooperative buying and educating youth and adults about the food system and how it impacts our lives.  For more information visit our website, www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org.
DBCFSN is currently planning a full-service co-op grocery store to be located in Detroit’s North End.

This is a part-time, contractual position that begins February 3 and ends April 11, 2014.  It pays $19.61 per hour and contractor is expected to work 20 hours each week.  Contractor will be responsible for:
·         Planning and conducting eight community engagement sessions for the co-op grocery store.
·         Signing up co-op members and receiving member equity payments.
·         Creating a data base of community contacts interested in the co-op.
·         Sending bi-weekly updates to those in the co-op data base.
·         Speaking and distributing literature at meetings of block clubs, community associations, faith-based institutions and other community groups.
·         Managing social media related to the co-op grocery store.
·         Responding to phone and electronic inquiries about the co-op.
·         Developing presentation and materials for community meetings.
·         Attending monthly meetings of the co-op advisory committee.
·         Compiling a final report on meetings held, members enrolled, lessons learned and recommendations for moving forward.

Candidates for this position must: have experience with community engagement; possess excellent verbal, written and computer communication skills.  Knowledge of food co-ops is a plus.
Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Detroit’s North End.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to:
Malik Yakini, Executive Director
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
3800 Puritan
Detroit, MI 48238
Or e-mail to myakini@aol.com.

Application materials must be received by 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Please Donate and Support Will Allen Growing Power Vertical Garden!

Growing Power Vertical Farm!

Will Allen, Founder Growing Power Inc.

“I believe it is our privilege and duty to create an urban agricultural training and demonstration site that directly reflects our commitment to sustainability and that will serve as a model for other programs throughout the country” - WILL ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO, GROWING POWER

The Vision: Growing Power inspires communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.

The Mission: Growing Power, Inc. is a non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environment in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. This mission is implemented by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

The Need: Located on an historic site that hosts the last remaining farm and greenhouse operation in the City of Milwaukee, Growing Power has become a national leader in providing neighborhood-based sustainable agricultural education. As the organization has grown, the need for additional space to support production, classes, meetings, meal preparation, offices, and on-site warehousing has grown exponentially. The construction of a new training center and warehouse facility represents the unique opportunity to meet growing program needs while serving as a model of ecological sustainability.
“I see the decade of 2010 as potentially explosive for what Will Allen calls ‘The Good Food Revolution.’” - JERRY KAUFMAN, BOARD PRESIDENT, GROWING POWER

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