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"Little strokes, fell great oaks." -- Ben Franklin
Recruiting for 35 RurAL CAP AmeriCorps Positions
The deadline is approaching fast - November 5! RurAL CAP is recruiting for our 2011 BIRCH (Building Initiatives in Rural Community Health) and RAVEN (Rural Alaska Village Environmental Network) AmeriCorps teams. To learn more about these programs and to download the application and forms, go to www.ruralcap.com or call 1-800-478-7227 and ask for Charlie Ess at ext. 7355 (RAVEN) or Ella Morris at ext. 7361 (BIRCH). The program year begins January 16, 2011.
Digital Storytelling Training in Anchorage
The training takes place November 29, 30 and Dec. 1st and will focus on nutrition promotion and chronic disease (i.e. diabetes) prevention. The intended audience is rural providers and community members that have a healthy message related to the theme and/or are interested in increasing their digital storytelling training capacity to possibly help carry out future digital storytelling trainings in their region. This is aa good opportunity for AmeriCorps Members and Youth Leaders to share their great traditional foods and gardening stories! Download the application here -- deadline is November 12th.
Goodbye to Margaret Hoffman (David)
Congratulations are due to our former BIRCH AmeriCorps leader. Margaret has taken a position as program manager of Health Promotion Disease Prevention at the Alaska Native Health Tribal Consortium. We'll miss you Margaret! Ella Morris will now be the contact and support for the BIRCH team. Ella has a wealth of experience with promoting wellness in rural Alaska, so don't hesitate to contact her at Margaret's old extension.