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Childhood Hunger Programs VISTA Member
 
 
 
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is based in Madison, and serves a 16-county area with the mission of Ending Hunger in southwestern Wisconsin. Madison is ranked in the top 25 for most bike-friendly cities in the USA, and is a wonderful place to live, with plenty of lakes, wonderful outdoor recreation and friendly people. This VISTA Member will analyze the best ways to build capacity of our Youth & Family Initiatives with the goal of identifying ways to intervene in child food and nutrition insecurity. Our service area has many school food pantries, kids' cafes, and backpack programs that provide school year and summer nutrition for children. The VISTA Member will work in collaboration with staff and community partners to assess the capacity, needs, and opportunities for utilizing various federal and local resources at different sites. This will involve conducting research, creating criteria for program expansion, as well as expanding evaluation to help partners assess the reach and impact of child nutrition programs. This position will also work to enhance the integration of child nutrition programs into existing health programs, as well as expand eligible persons understanding and participation in FoodShare, through the creation of an outreach plan. Ideal candidates will have experience with research, outreach, and relationship building. They should have effective time management and organization skills, and have the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders. This position will give the candidate the opportunity to learn about the root causes of child hunger, and to understand the efficacy of a variety of food and nutrition insecurity intervention methods, as well as the opportunity to build additional research and outreach skills.
 
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Member Duties : 1) Analyze the best ways to build capacity of child food insecurity interventions in a 16-county area of southwestern Wisconsin. There are many school pantries, kids cafes, and backpack programs in our service area, and this position will conduct research and develop criteria to determine which programs will best suited for which partners. 2) Improve the integration of health care programs and child nutrition. The VISTA member will identify opportunities to expand child nutrition initiatives and promote child nutrition resources, including nutrition education and programming. 3) Expand eligible persons understanding of and participation in FoodShare through the development of an outreach plan for how to best engage more individuals in signing up for FoodShare.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Childhood Hunger Programs VISTA Member

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  06/25/2021  To  12/23/2021 

Contact Shaun Thomson
2802 Dairy Dr
Madison   WI   53718
608-223-9121
shaunt@shfbmadison.org
secondharvestmadison.org

Listing ID 105237


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