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Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is excited to welcome FoodCorps to Ohio! Being the third largest school district in Ohio with 87 school buildings educating roughly 36,000 students, we are a large district paired with large dreams! Cleveland is a predominantly low-income, cold, and industrious city; fostering a need to improve healthy food access and the local food system, and one major area of focus is the importance of schools and educating the next generation. The work a FoodCorps service member will do in the schools is vital to the vision and mission of CMSD Nutrition Services, and that is to change the way students eat.

Each FoodCorps service member will work in two K-8 schools assisting their assigned classroom’s teacher in integrating the FoodCorps curriculum into STEAM-based learning and bringing classroom learning to life! A project that CMSD Nutrition Services is looking forward to initiating is the future of growing food through hydroponic lettuce towers and microgreen kits right in the classroom. The FoodCorps service member will be responsible for facilitating the maintenance, growth, harvest, education, and consumption of items grown; along with conducting taste test events in the cafeteria, community events, and independent classroom lessons and cooking demonstrations. Through these efforts, we aim to connect the dots and show students where their food comes from along with providing supporting environmental and nutrition education. Growing and harvesting items such as lettuce and microgreen herbs and walking it down to the fruit and vegetable bar in the cafeteria instills pride, knowledge, and increased intake.

If you are looking to have a positive impact on students and thrive in being a part of a fast-paced, exciting, and fulfilling program, being a FoodCorps service member for Cleveland is the right position for you! As the Farm to School movement is new to Cleveland, you would be part of the process of not only building but establishing the legacy. If our mission, vision, and tagline below resonate with you – apply within!

Mission – We proudly educate and serve our students local and fresh foods to create an environment where they can learn to build a healthy lifestyle.

Vision– We believe that fresh foods, nutrition education, and engagement with our staff and community will change the way students eat.

Tagline– Plant. Nourish. Grow.

Eight service members at Cleveland Metropolitan School District will be the inaugural cohort in Ohio!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Friendly, adaptable, and flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication and collaboration skills with all levels of the school system including school officials and teachers, nutrition department and kitchen staff, fellow community partners, fellow FoodCorps members, and children
  • Interest and confidence in conducting school activities such as: nutrition education classroom lessons, cooking demonstrations, cafeteria taste tests, community engagement, and social media assignments both independently and as a team
  • Work in an environment that values equity, justice, and establishing lifelong habits
  • Being a part of and learning about the Cleveland local food system
  • Preferred Spanish as second language but not required
  • Reliable transportation, location preferences will be taken into consideration

Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is excited to welcome FoodCorps to Ohio! Being the third largest school district in Ohio with 87 school buildings educating roughly 36,000 students, we are a large district paired with large dreams! Cleveland is a predominantly low-income, cold, and industrious city; fostering a need to improve healthy food access and the local food system, and one major area of focus is the importance of schools and educating the next generation. The work a FoodCorps service member will do in the schools is vital to the vision and mission of CMSD Nutrition Services, and that is to change the way students eat.

Each FoodCorps service member will work in two K-8 schools assisting their assigned classroom’s teacher in integrating the FoodCorps curriculum into STEAM-based learning and bringing classroom learning to life! A project that CMSD Nutrition Services is looking forward to initiating is the future of growing food through hydroponic lettuce towers and microgreen kits right in the classroom. The FoodCorps service member will be responsible for facilitating the maintenance, growth, harvest, education, and consumption of items grown; along with conducting taste test events in the cafeteria, community events, and independent classroom lessons and cooking demonstrations. Through these efforts, we aim to connect the dots and show students where their food comes from along with providing supporting environmental and nutrition education. Growing and harvesting items such as lettuce and microgreen herbs and walking it down to the fruit and vegetable bar in the cafeteria instills pride, knowledge, and increased intake.

If you are looking to have a positive impact on students and thrive in being a part of a fast-paced, exciting, and fulfilling program, being a FoodCorps service member for Cleveland is the right position for you! As the Farm to School movement is new to Cleveland, you would be part of the process of not only building but establishing the legacy. If our mission, vision, and tagline below resonate with you – apply within!

Mission – We proudly educate and serve our students local and fresh foods to create an environment where they can learn to build a healthy lifestyle.

Vision– We believe that fresh foods, nutrition education, and engagement with our staff and community will change the way students eat.

Tagline– Plant. Nourish. Grow.

Eight service members at Cleveland Metropolitan School District will be the inaugural cohort in Ohio!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Friendly, adaptable, and flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication and collaboration skills with all levels of the school system including school officials and teachers, nutrition department and kitchen staff, fellow community partners, fellow FoodCorps members, and children
  • Interest and confidence in conducting school activities such as: nutrition education classroom lessons, cooking demonstrations, cafeteria taste tests, community engagement, and social media assignments both independently and as a team
  • Work in an environment that values equity, justice, and establishing lifelong habits
  • Being a part of and learning about the Cleveland local food system
  • Preferred Spanish as second language but not required
  • Reliable transportation, location preferences will be taken into consideration