The Accokeek Foundation cultivates passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability through the efforts of a small but mighty staff. We consider the employees of our organization to be our most valuable resource, and if you are interested in joining the team, we are confident you will find the Foundation a dynamic and rewarding place to work.
Our board and staff share these common passions for their work:
Bringing together people from diverse communities.
Giving voice and a face and name to our ancestors whose histories are part of this land specifically, and the Lower Potomac region.
Sharing with people and communities through nature, agriculture, cultural history, and foodways.
Providing the opportunity for people to experience life around them—all life—to enhance the well-being of all.
Expressing to others the value that this land and soil hold, including the evolving stories about different communities’ reliance on it for sustenance.
Forging partnerships that respect active listening and strategic actions that accentuate partners’ strengths.
We are invested in creating a transparent, positive culture that values responsibility and integrity and that inspires staff, board, collaborators, and the community to become invested in the Foundation’s work. We believe that our work achieves relevancy through diversity and inclusion. We seek to be a safe and open space for all races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientation, gender identity, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and levels of physical ability. We support transformational dialogue about historical and cultural realities that have resulted in marginalization. We serve as allies to underserved communities most affected by societal problems, as they lead the efforts to address these challenges. We commit to collaborating for social change, and to discussing ethics, privilege, power, and intention with our partners as we engage in work together.
The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. Positions are open until filled. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Accokeek Conservation Corps
Environment and agriculture-focused internships for local teens
The Accokeek Conservation Corps (ACC) program offers an introduction to varying aspects of sustainable agriculture, from animal husbandry to production farming, all while providing a local historical context.
Developed in partnership with the William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center and Prince George’s County Public Schools, the ACC is a 7-week summer workforce development program engaging teens and young adults in farm management and self-sufficiency. Program participants acquire transferable career skills while gaining an understanding of environmental issues, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship in urban farming.
The Accokeek Foundation is now a host organization for Prince George’s County Youth@Work Summer Youth Enrichment Program. Youth@Work SYEP funds summer jobs for Prince George’s County youth ages.