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Miner Elementary

Miner Elementary’s vision is to increase student and family participation in garden and food education programming through: community events centered on food and gardening, hands on learning experiences during and after the school day in partnership with staff across the school, and expanding the garden’s role as a welcoming, nourishing space for the community. Miner plans to reinstate and expand programming that has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic, and revitalize the garden spaces which have suffered neglect and destruction during school closures.

In a typical week, a service member at Miner Elementary work with the Green Team or PTO to plan a garden event, support Miner Mutual Aid, or teach a garden lesson to kindergarten classes.

FoodCorps DC Metro members join a close-knit cohort serving BIMPOC communities in our nation’s capital. In addition to free museums, a thriving urban agriculture network, and a backyard that includes Rock Creek Park, DC Metro service members have access to DC’s metro and bus system and bike-friendly streets to ease the daily commute. Come to support DC’s diverse student population as they build stronger relationships with food, stay for the opportunity to work with amazing DC leaders and eat some of the best pupusas, Ethiopian food, and half smokes you’ll ever try.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong gardening knowledge and skills to help re-establish the infrastructure lost during our 2019 outdoor modernization
  • Outgoing and positive personality with extraordinary communications skills to build relationships with teachers, many of whom are new to the building, who in the past have been hesitant to engage garden curriculum due to immense pressure from standardized testing
  • Experience with students who engage in challenging behaviors or experiencing significant adversity in their home lives is necessary

Miner Elementary’s vision is to increase student and family participation in garden and food education programming through: community events centered on food and gardening, hands on learning experiences during and after the school day in partnership with staff across the school, and expanding the garden’s role as a welcoming, nourishing space for the community. Miner plans to reinstate and expand programming that has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic, and revitalize the garden spaces which have suffered neglect and destruction during school closures.

In a typical week, a service member at Miner Elementary work with the Green Team or PTO to plan a garden event, support Miner Mutual Aid, or teach a garden lesson to kindergarten classes.

FoodCorps DC Metro members join a close-knit cohort serving BIMPOC communities in our nation’s capital. In addition to free museums, a thriving urban agriculture network, and a backyard that includes Rock Creek Park, DC Metro service members have access to DC’s metro and bus system and bike-friendly streets to ease the daily commute. Come to support DC’s diverse student population as they build stronger relationships with food, stay for the opportunity to work with amazing DC leaders and eat some of the best pupusas, Ethiopian food, and half smokes you’ll ever try.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong gardening knowledge and skills to help re-establish the infrastructure lost during our 2019 outdoor modernization
  • Outgoing and positive personality with extraordinary communications skills to build relationships with teachers, many of whom are new to the building, who in the past have been hesitant to engage garden curriculum due to immense pressure from standardized testing
  • Experience with students who engage in challenging behaviors or experiencing significant adversity in their home lives is necessary