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OASHF- Jackson County Weekend Backpack Program
Jackson Summer Free Lunch for Kids is an organization founded six years ago by Carol Downton, a retired school teacher who identified the need to feed children over the summers when school-based breakfasts and lunches were not available. The program successfully operates several sites in the City of Jackson. The program has identified a need to develop a weekend back program to serve children during the weekends, the highest-risk time for low-income families,since children are served meals during schooldays but families often lack resources for weekends. Jackson Summer Free Lunch for Kids is partnering with COAD, the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, whose mission is to support poverty-stricken citizens in rural Appalachian Ohio.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTAs will work within the community to develop resources, research best practices, recruit volunteers, and develop and operationalize a weekend backpack program in the school districts identified within the service area. They will create an infrastructure which will ensure a sustainable program going forward.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications . 
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OASHF- Jackson County Weekend Backpack Program

Program Start/End Date
07/13/2012  -   07/12/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2012  To  05/25/2012 

Contact Keith Barnes
243 E. Main Street
Jackson   OH   45640

Listing ID 44613