Written by Taria Person
Welcome to SEEED’s Weekly Voice! The young adults at SEEED have been doing exceptional work, engaging and sharing information with the city of Knoxville, regarding this semesters Energy Corps Program. What’s Energy Corps? I had the opportunity to interview Kesha Williams at SEEED to further explain.
(Interview w/ Kesha)
Taria Person: What is your title at SEEED, and how long have you held the position?
Kesha: My title is, Community Engagement Manager. I’ve been in this position for about 8 months, but I’ve been with SEEED since fall of 2015.
Taria: What are some of the responsibilities of a Community Engagement Manger?
Kesha: My job entails community interaction, door-to-door canvassing, telling people about opportunities that SEEED offers to help them out, such as weatherizing their homes or recycling. And I’m responsible for finishing contracts and inputting all of the data from campaigns with and for investors. I organize teams for the week of canvassing, events, and meetings. And much more.
Taria: For people who may not know, what is the purpose of canvassing?
Kesha: The purpose of canvassing is to inform our community of programs that SEEED is offering, and programs from SEEED’s partners. The campaign we are doing now is our new Energy Corps Program. We offer weatherization skills, life and job skills, and plenty more. You can earn a weekly stipend, paid on-the-job technical training, and a possible job placement, with successful completion of the program.
Taria: What should people expect from SEEED this year?
Kesha: This year from SEEED, you can expect a lot of success not only from students, but growth within SEEED.
The mission of SEEED is to “create pathways out of poverty for young adults through career readiness training, while equipping communities with environmental literacy skills.”
If you are, or if you know someone is, 18-28, unemployed or underemployed, willing to get dirty, wants to earn a weekly stipend, entry-level building and construction skills, apply today!
SEEED–Socially, Equal, Energy, Efficient, Development–is an equal opportunity employer, so if anyone is interested, please come by the office and apply. Check out our amazing flyer to get SEEED’s address and contact information.
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