Now accepting applications!!! Project Ho’ohiapo at HACBED (Agricultural Education).

We are now accepting applications, via the AmeriCorps website, for the Project Hoʻohiapo AmeriCorps VISTA position at HACBED. The position is scheduled to begin in November 2018 (1-year term). The online application can be found by clicking HERE.

Project Hoʻohiapo at HACBED (Agricultural Education)

The goals of the program are to provide educational opportunities, encourage economic development, improve the health of communities, and prevent poverty. Program administrators will work closely with the public sector, private partners, community-based organizations, and support service providers to strengthen two networks. The first includes the development of a pathway for students in underrepresented communities to proceed from secondary school to higher education. The second includes building the capacity of the Hoʻowaiwai Network to increase the self-sufficiency of families and communities. The project involves supporting partners as they explore new funding opportunities or pilot programs, strengthening connections between partners to reduce duplication of efforts and increase collaboration, and supporting other activities such as resource events, field trips, guest lectures, internships, and intersession programs. Through these efforts, the program will create an environment for students and families to develop the skills and confidence to succeed.

Goals of the Assignment:

1) Work closely with partners to collect data and identify additional areas of needed support. Other related duties tied to this goal include scheduling, record keeping, and outreach.

2) Work with high school faculty and administrators, as well as support service providers and higher education partners (Sustainable Community Food Systems, UH West Oahu) to build secondary school capacity, specifically the rigor of curricula, while also encouraging resource sharing and collaboration. This may include conducting outreach, relationship building, event coordination and facilitation, as well as keeping accurate notes and tracking next steps.

3) Work with community partners to develop sustainable funding streams for the project and activities. Specific duties include supporting partnerships, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, supporting budgeting and evaluation, as well as grant writing.

Member Duties:

Goal 1 – Utilizing a strategy of Ho’ohiapo, elder-to-younger and peer-to-peer mentorship, the project focuses on increasing collaboration among public, service, and community partners to serve low-income communities through two networks. One aims to increase the number of Native Hawaiian students graduating from college. The second network encourages greater integration of community resources to increase community self-sufficiency.

Goal 2 – Strengthen a cohort of public partners, educators, and service providers to build relationships across silos, expand services, and reduce duplication of services; develop, update, and share aligned information and resources; improve the capacity of network leaders and programs to maximize assets and infrastructure already in place, as well as collaboratively seek additional funding, and advance college and workforce preparation opportunities.

Goal 3 – Sustainable leadership development to train emerging leaders to address disparities in the food system, community health, employment, and environmental quality.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms :

Service Areas :
Education, Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Community and Economic Development .

Skills :
Non-Profit Management, General Skills, Teaching/Tutoring, Fund raising/Grant Writing,  Team Work, Community Organization, Writing/Editing, Communications, Youth Development, Public Speaking, Education, Recruitment.

Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA
Project Ho’ohiapo at HACBED (Agricultural Education)
Program Start/End Date
11/01/2018 – 11/01/2019
Work Schedule Full Time
Education level
College graduate
Age Requirement
Minimum: 18 Maximum: None
Program Locations HAWAII
Accepting Applications
From 06/13/2018 to 11/01/2018

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