RESOURCES: February 10, 2013

FUNDING

NYC Cap Grants 2015 Cycle: (Deadline Feb. 27th)

Home Depot Foundation Community Impacts Grant

 

READINGS

Fresh and Fly: Denver Rapper Teaches Kids to Be Gardeners Not Gangstas

VIDEO

How Cooking Can Change Your Life

OPPORTUNITY

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Youth Advisory Board (Application deadline: March 14th)

$500 for a school science program

 

EDUCATIONAL

Sustainable Table

Farm to School Training Templates

JOB, INTERNSHIPS, ETC.

New Roots Farm Coordinator

Field Assistant, BIG! Compost

Kathleen McTigue | New Roots Program Manager
International Rescue Committee
263 W. 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
kathleen.mctigue@rescue.org

PAID P/T Communications/Social Media Fellowship w/The League of Kitchens
The League of Kitchens http://www.leagueofkitchens.com is an immersive culinary adventure in NYC where immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes, and participants encounter a new culture, cuisine, and neighborhood with every experience.

This participatory learning / cooking / eating / sharing experience starts with an interactive cooking lesson and leads into a celebratory dinner. Each workshop offers opportunities for meaningful connection and social interaction, cultural engagement and exchange, culinary learning and discovery, and exceptional eating and drinking.  Through this experience, we seek to build cross-cultural connection and understanding and increase access to traditional cooking knowledge.

We’re looking for a part-time Communications/Social Media Fellow to help us build relationships with our community and to help us spread the word about this innovative new social enterprise.

We’re just about to launch, and we’re in the midst of the crazy and exciting period of inventing and discovering the best ways to do everything.  The Communications/Social Media Fellow will help us generate buzz and excitement, build our visibility, and deepen the engagement of our community.We’re looking for a smart, big-hearted, creative, self-directed, and passionate individual to help us build this exciting new social enterprise.
We promise that you’ll have lots of opportunities to learn and grow, to meet amazing people, to build your network, to cook/eat incredible food, and to contribute in meaningful and substantive ways.  And as this is a very small operation, you will also be able to shape this role to your interests and to get involved in any other areas of the business that interest you.
Role and Responsibilities:
–Create engaging and creative content for all our social networking/social media/communications efforts (our fb, twitter, blog, newsletter, instagram, and google plus).
–Manage all social networking/social media conversations and relationships.
–Collect and analyze social analytics.
–Help create an effective, overarching social media/communications strategy.
–Attend and document many of the instructors’ practice workshops.
–Research and write material about our instructors’ culinary cultures and their neighborhoods in NYC for our workshop booklets. Compile, edit, and format these booklets.
Who are we looking for?
–You have a passion for food, cooking, and learning about different cultures. You’re an omniverous and adventurous eater.  You’re excited to try everything.
–You’re excited about using food and cooking as a way to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, and you’re passionate about promoting the contributions that immigrants make to our culture and society.
–You have a strong understanding of all the major social media platforms and how to use them in different, strategic ways.
–You’re deeply immersed in food media–you read all the food magazines, check in with lots of blogs, and you already follow tons of food publications, food writers, and tastemakers on twitter.
–You’re a natural storyteller.  You have a knack for telling compelling and engaging stories, ideally across different media (writing, photo, video).
–You have excellent written and verbal skills.  You know how to shape your writing to fit the platform and the audience.
–You connect easily with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
–You are passionate about using social media to build an engaged community and to spark dynamic conversations.
–You’re super organized, dependable, thorough, and detail-oriented. 
You’re self-directed and self-motivated.  You’re as happy working on your own as you are collaborating with others. You take initiative and go the extra mile.  You’re good at prioritizing and organizing workflow, and juggling multiple tasks.  You’re always trying to find ways to improve your work and your process.
You’re flexible and adaptive and have a great sense of humor.
Fellowship length: 4-6 months (To start ASAP.)
Hours:  ~10-20 hours/week. 
Must be available to attend some practice workshops on weekends from 1-6:30pm. Some availability on some weekdays during business hours preferred.
Stipend: $200/month
Location: Flexible/Shifting. (But applicant must be based in the NYC area.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample (or a link to a writing portfolio/blog) to Lisa Gross, League of Kitchens Founder/CEO at: jobs@leagueofkitchens.com

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About NYC Garden Network

Seasoned writer with education as primary area of interest. Expansive portfolio of materials, from instructional guides to articles. Active independent contractor taking on new challenging projects regularly. Committed to school gardening and related environmental issues.
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