Common Threads connects kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. We want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities, and the environment. Founded in 2007 and based in Bellingham, Washington, Common Threads is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes a “seed to table” approach to food production, good nutrition, and environmental stewardship.
Each AmeriCorps educator will be at one or more partner community sites, including schools community centers and affordable housing complexes. This will involve leading after school and school break camp-style programs that involve cooking a free meal and/or gardening with kids of all ages. Depending on the site, service may also include coordinating community-site garden maintenance and improvement projects.