AUSTIN: Education Collaborative promotes: Urban Roots Internships and Social Justice Dialogue

Education Collaborative promotes: Urban Roots Internships and Social Justice Dialogue

Please note that the first Urban Roots announcement is directed towards high school youth ages 14-17 and the second is not. Also, the CPPDR announcement is aimed at UT undergraduate and graduate students (see attachements).

Education Collaborative
(512) 940-4320


1. Urban Roots Youth Internships
(Sent to us by Mike Evans of Urban Roots)

Youth Farm Intern positions February – July 2010
Urban Roots
a program of YouthLaunch

We are still accepting applications for 2010 Farm Interns. If you know someone between the ages of 14-17 and who might be interested in giving back to their community by growing food while having fun, please have them check out the brochure here:
They can find the application here:

Applications are due on January 14, 2010. We must receive BOTH the application and letter of reference by January 14 to be considered for the program. For any additional questions please contact URRecruit

Volunteer Crew Leader positions Spring 2010
Urban Roots
a program of YouthLaunch

Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and to increase access to healthy food in Austin. Urban Roots brings together young people from different areas of Austin to grow food for the community, learn about themselves, and make a difference in the community.

We are seeking three Volunteer Crew Leaders (VCLs) to supervise a crew of eight high-school age youth on the land doing agriculture work in the spring. VCLs will work with our youth program on Saturdays from February 13- March 27 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. VCLs must attend two training workblocks, which will include both hands-in-the-field work and discussions of Urban Roots youth development methods. One mandatory training day is Saturday January 23 (from 9am-4pm) and then one of the following Thursdays: January 28, February 4, February 11. (The exact time on these days can be worked out with staff.)

VCLs will work closely with the program’s Farm Manager & Education Coordinator, as well as with youth Assistant Crew Leaders. Experience working with youth is a must. No prior farming experience is required, but a willingness to work hard and learn is important.

Although this is an unpaid position, VCLs will learn a lot: both about youth development and sustainable agriculture. When the harvest begins, VCLs will be able to take home some of the fresh, organically grown vegetables from the farm. For more information please contact Shirene Garcia – sgarcia. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume.

To read more about Urban Roots, go to:

2. Social Justice Dialogue
(Sent to us By Erika Gonzalez, Co-Director of PODER)

The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, in conjunction with
Active Voice, and with Marilyn Armour and Michele Rountree from the
School of
Social Work have been planning a social justice dialogue and orientation for
a limited number of students in January as a pilot event. Please see the
attached Dialogue Outline for more information.

We are inviting you to pass along the nomination form to students whom
you feel would be interested in and benefit from participating in this
event, which will be held one afternoon during the week of January 25,
2010. We are seeking a diverse group of 20-30 students from all walks
of life who would welcome the opportunity to watch the documentary and
engage in discussion concerning the issues that arise out of the
documentary and their own personal experiences. A student nomination
form is attached to this email. Please ask the student to fill it out
and submit it to CPPDR.

We appreciate your attention to this. As you can imagine, we are running a
tight schedule, as we are hoping to get nominations submitted by January 16,
2010. We also trust that the students will have a wonderful experience.

Feel free to contact Susan Schultz or Betty Gilmore at CPPDR by email or
phone (471-3507) if you have any questions or would like more information.

Forwarded message
From: ¡naomi! <ohmydaliness>

Dialogue Outline.doc

Student Nomination Form.doc

2008-09 Faculty Steering Committee.doc


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