The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking a part-time Promotor/a for its Local Roots LA Program. Local Roots LA will supplement YPI’s existing health and wellness programs that empower Los Angeles residents to make healthier choices. Culturally relevant programming will be provided to 1,500 primarily Latino adults living in Hollywood, East Hollywood, Koreatown, and Pico Union/Westlake. Activities will be aimed at both preventing and addressing health behaviors that result in becoming overweight or obese, and put residents at risk for many chronic diseases.
A key component of this program is the use of Promotor/as who will: teach nutrition workshops, lead cooking demonstrations in mobile kitchens, assisting clients with enrollment into YPI CSA program and Cal-Fresh benefits. Local Roots LA Promotor/a will support with conducting cooking demonstrations to ensure that CSA participants are equipped with cooking skills and healthy recipes to fully utilize their CSA share each week. Promotoras will use Cooking Matters' free Cooking Demo Toolkit developed by nutrition experts to lead activities that demonstrate why foods are healthy or unhealthy.
Part-time; 20 hours a week; must be available evenings and weekends.