The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism.

Commonwealth Corps members with CitySprouts will serve 10.5 months in a full-time capacity. What they have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth.

CitySprouts’ mission is to develop, implement & maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in collaboration with public school communities. Integrated into curriculum, our gardens inspire teachers, students & families with a deep, hands-on connection to the food cycle, sustainable agriculture & the natural environment. CitySprouts will host 2 full-time Commonwealth Corps members who will serve as Middle School Coordinators, leading Out-of-School Time (OST) & in-school programs in Cambridge & Boston and reaching 175 students. Through their service, members will be lead educators for our Middle School pilot at 6 schools and they will develop & implement family engagement plans with partner schools. In addition, they will leverage the work of 250 volunteers throughout our network of 23 partner schools who will engage in garden education and building projects.

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