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Job Opportunity: Garden and Cultural Director
Monday, 08 December 2014 19:55

Saludos amigos,

We’re approaching the end of the year at Norris Square Neighborhood Project and what an exciting growing season it’s been. We had a very successful first year of our farmstand, partnered with La Puerta Abierta andnewcomer youth to find therapeutic space in the gardens, and celebrated this years harvest with community members. As we experience the first frosts of the year, we’re putting the garden beds to rest, moving plants inside our small greenhouse, cleaning the gardens and preparing for a chilly winter season.

Our wonderful Urban Garden Director Ana recently received the opportunity to return to her home country of Mexico so that she could work with indigenous communities in Oaxaca. We are unbelievably happy for her for this opportunity and we’re excited to announce we are opening the position of Garden and Cultural Director with a start date of early January.

Farmstand - 2014 with Summer Garden Interns

For people who are interested in community organizing, this is an amazing opportunity to work in the neighborhood around issues of food justice. There are opportunities to work with youth and share staff meeting space with youth as this is an organization centered-on youth voice. 75% of the role is outside working with community members and 25% admin work. If a person is looking to work directly in the community, this is a unique opportunity to have that experience.

Farmstand - 2014 with Summer Garden Interns

The ideal person will be bilingual (English/Spanish) and excited to work in the neighborhood and be part of social change centered-on food justice in the community.  Diverse candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

En Solidaridad,

Ana Martina Rivas & Justin Trezza

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Thank You For Your Support This #GivingTuesday
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 21:26

I am constantly amazed by how supportive our community can be.

I reached out to you yesterday because we're trying to provide more opportunities for youth in our community to expand their arts and business skills and to build their self-esteem. We believe the youth that we serve can do anything and want to support them in their growth while providing them a safe place to be creative and explore new ideas each afternoon. 

Yesterday, you helped us raise $1,145 in one day to help us fund a 4 color silkscreen press for our after school art programs, and I am humbly grateful.

Thank you for all that you have done and will do to support our community work. We couldn't do it without you.

Saludos,

Justin

PS: Throughout the rest of this month, each week a youth from our programs will be sharing their Norris Square Neighborhood Project stories, so look out for Isaiah's story next week.

 
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