#418: Capstone

 New Orleans, Louisiana

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Based in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a stable foothold in life.

Website: http://www.capstone118.org/

Job Descriptions

Based in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana: Capstone seeks to provide a stable community environment to those needing a stable foothold in life. As a grassroots non-profit, we use multiple methods to accomplish this goal. Perhaps the most visible and time-intensive are the community gardens that occupy once blighted and vacant lots. The food harvested is given to those in need at no or low cost. Capstone also keeps over 60 hives of honey bees and sells Capstone Raw Honey that helps offset some of the organization’s expenses.

The Associate Operations Director Intern helps to direct and implement daily operations as well as new programs under the direction of the Operations Director. This includes preparing ground for planting, planting and harvesting, equipment and property maintenance and repair, and working with honey bees, as well as harvesting and bottling honey. Interns also prepare written documents and do online research as necessary. Skills needed include basic computer skills, logical thinking process, able to use hand or power tools, and to be able to work with and direct volunteers of all ages, either individually or in a group setting. Interns must have a willingness to work with honey bees and must not be allergic to honey bee stings. They should be able to live, work, and integrate as a neighbor within this low-income or poverty-level community.