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TMA York Road Food Access & Equity
Along the York Road corridor from the city/county line to 39th Street, there are 5 fast food chains, 8 convenience stores, 15 carry-outs (5 of which are liquor stores) -- and zero grocery stores. Our community lacks access to basic produce, and oftentimes the small amount of produce available is not fresh or locally grown. York Road Food Equity TMA AmeriCorps VISTA project will coordinate and strengthen sustainable food access programming through overseeing the implementation of the Govans Community Fridge, revitalizing interest in and support for Freshcrate: A Healthy Corner Store Initiative to work towards a healthier York Road and Govans community. Loyola University Maryland is located in the Greater Govans community of Baltimore City. Our campus sits adjacent to York Road, a historical dividing line used in discriminatory lending practices. This racial and economic redlining (along with restrictive covenants, disinvestment, and racist housing programs) created lasting effects in the York Road community, with predominately white residents on the west side of York Road now having access to more education, resources, and job-related opportunities than the predominantly Black residents living on the east side. Through the York Road Initiative at Loyola Maryland’s strong community connections including neighborhood associations, residents, and schools will collaborate with staff to develop a healthy neighborhoods educational initiative that will be distributed through pre-existing programming. Over the course of three years, this project will seek to grow food nutrition and equity in the Govanstowne neighborhood of Baltimore City.
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Member Duties : The York Road Food Equity TMA AmeriCorps VISTA will allocate 50% of their time to the Govans Community Fridge implementation and assessment, 35% of their time to Healthy Neighborhoods Educational Initiative, and 15% of their time to other food access programming. Throughout their tenure in this position, the AmeriCorps VISTA will collaborate with the York Road Initiative team to oversee the maintenance and growth of the Govans Community Fridge. In order to maximize community input, they will develop and distribute a feedback form which will inform the contents and marketing of the Govans Community Fridge. They will also support other food access programming through marketing and outreach efforts to expand the impact of the healthy corner store initiative and the Govans Farmer’s Market.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Housing . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
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TMA York Road Food Access & Equity

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/26/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2023  To  08/31/2023 

Contact Kyra McDonnell
5104 York Rd
Baltimore   MD   21212

Listing ID 117160


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