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PHENND Fellows- Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger builds communities inspired and equipped to take action against hunger. Our 85 chapters on college campuses and at community sites come together to fight hunger in two ways: through philanthropy, we raise funds for 80 organizations annually that provide direct services to people experiencing hunger in real time; through education and advocacy, we build equitable and sustainable solutions that last. Before COVID-19, 39% of college students experienced food insecurity; the pandemic has increased basic needs insecurity for students. However, stereotypes about the “traditional” college experience, stigma around asking for help, and lack of access to campus, state, and federal resources lead many students to suffer in silence. We believe those who are most directly impacted by an issue have the most power to create change. That’s why our work to end campus hunger starts by empowering students to be leaders in the fight against it; we provide them with the training and resources to make change on campus and beyond, all while amplifying their work and voices to larger audiences off campus. The Campus Hunger Project, our initiative to combat campus hunger, trains 150 student leaders annually on effective advocacy and communication and provides tools for implementing new resources and policies on campus. To date we have helped students on 30 campuses successfully implement long-term changes to combat campus hunger. Campus hunger remains a hidden issue, and a major hurdle our students face in asking for help or advocating for new resources is the lack of understanding by non-students of how pervasive it is. The VISTA’s work will focus on amplifying and deepening the Campus Hunger Project by helping us reach new audiences, boosting student voices, and building relationships and understanding through strategic communications. Our ultimate goal is to develop a coalition of individuals and organizations committed to the fight against campus hunger.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will use strategic communications to elevate the issue of campus hunger to national conversation. Duties will fall into two main categories: communications and relationship building. Communications work will include: 1) developing an organizational communications plan, with an emphasis on social media; 2) creating pitches for different audiences about the issue of campus hunger, including administrators, families with young children, and older adults, that focus on combating stereotypes and highlighting the long-term of campus hunger on students and the wider community; and 3) uplifting student voices in all communications through student-authored op-eds and other storytelling methods. Relationship building work will include: 1) mentoring student leaders to improve their public speaking, writing, and professional skills; 2) creating and sharing communications resources with volunteers; and 3) leading trainings on the issue for college students and other audiences.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Septa Transpass . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

PHENND Fellows- Challah for Hunger

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2021  To  06/01/2021 

Contact Dana Kayser
3440 Market St
Philadelphia   PA   19104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101634