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Community Engagement Programs

Community Building through Community Gardens

TigerMountain Foundation

Mission

TigerMountain Foundation’s mission is to empower people by building flourishing community gardens, providing life skills support and workforce development through neighborhood revitalization and more

Website

http://www.tigermountainfoundation.org/Contact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

TigerMountain empowers people by building flourishing community gardens, providing life skills support and workforce development through neighborhood revitalization and beautification. TMF empowers communities one garden at a time. This service internship role will be very hands-on, engaging and entrepreneurial. TigerMountain is a growing organization with big plans and we need passionate people to assist.

Typical weekly duties may include attending community events at our gardens, office admin assistance, participating in organizational meetings or helping out in one of our 2 garden plots around south Phoenix (prepping, planying, harvesting, marketing, supply chain assitance). If you love community building and new and exciting challenges, TigerMountain Foundation offers a tremendous opportunity to get involved, engaged and connected to our local and your metropolitan community..  

Population Served:

The population which TigerMountain serves are at-risk youth and adults in the South Phoenix area.  We engage individuals in workforce and mentoring empowerment initiative's and grow people while growing produce. The communities of South Phoenix have high health disparity, low incomes and the highest recidivism (return to prison in 6 months to 2 years) rates in the nation. TigerMountain Foundation exists to provide a healthy community where all citizens can reach their maximum potential.  

Community Need:

The community needs that this service internship will address include healthy lifestyle choices, food security, recidivism mitigation, community empowerment, gardening practices, supporting education, and many more. TMF has created great community buy-in and enfranchisement. We look forward to you assiting us in spreading our mission to those in need.  

Community Impact:

This internship opportunity will provide a way for students to directly have a positive impact on their community.  By engaging with TigerMountain, you are choosing to be a leader and mentor to many of the community members we serve. The youth which TMF serves are at-risk for a myriad of bad lifestyle choices. It is our mission to provide them an outlet for success and show them a better way. Through our developemnt we provide jobs and financial incentives to youth and help keep them in school and on the right path. In addition to all this, TigerMountain also provides their community with healthy, locally grown produce. Our community garden programs allow the individuals to grow their very own food and improve the health of themselves and their families. Through all of these initiative's we create positive opportunities and improve our neighborhoods.