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Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), in conjunction with some of the nation’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations, is beginning its fifth year of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC), a multi-state, 77-member AmeriCorps VISTA program sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Walmart Foundation. This program engages VISTA members and partnering organizations in NYCCAH’s mission of “moving families beyond the soup kitchen” by breaking down barriers and providing improved access to healthful, nutritious foods via benefit utilization, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps), the Summer Food Service Program and others. AHOC members work with anti-hunger organizations in building their capacity and sustainability to ensure programs continue long after the VISTA members serve their term. Often, projects worked on by VISTA members include some of the following: writing grants and/or assisting in fundraising activities; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; convening community members to survey effectiveness of programs; train organizational staff to provide nutrition education information; enhance awareness of programs by engaging community members in educational opportunities; and much more. **PLEASE NOTE** After you submit your application, please complete the following survey:
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Member Duties : Members are placed in anti-hunger community-based nonprofit organizations where they will assist in building capacity, implement new projects, provide technical support, manage volunteers, build community support and write grants. Each member will work towards one or more of the following: Convene community leaders in identifying SNAP, SFSP (free summer meals) and other programs’ participation barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access. Recruit, manage, and train unpaid community volunteers to assist in screening, application assistance, and other areas of need in improving access to anti-hunger programs. Identify and apply for non-federal grants that can be combined to improve benefits access assistance activities. Improve access to nutritious food options by enhancing awareness of the use of benefits at farmers’ markets; support community gardening and agriculture efforts; and provide nutrition education information and opportunities for low-income members.
Program Benefits :
Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member

Program Start/End Date
06/09/2015  -   06/08/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA ,  ALABAMA ,  CALIFORNIA ,  COLORADO ,  CONNECTICUT ,  ARIZONA ,  MARYLAND ,  NEVADA ,  MAINE ,  IOWA ,  ILLINOIS ,  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ,  NEW MEXICO ,  NORTH CAROLINA ,  ARKANSAS ,  NEW YORK ,  VIRGINIA ,  TEXAS ,  MISSISSIPPI ,  PENNSYLVANIA ,  TENNESSEE ,  MASSACHUSETTS ,  IDAHO ,  LOUISIANA   Washington/Baltimore ,  Chicago ,  Pittsburgh ,  San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose ,  Los Angeles/Orange County ,  Dallas/Ft. Worth ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY) ,  Houston/Galveston ,  Atlanta ,  Boston ,  Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  

Accepting Applications
From  02/23/2015  To  08/01/2015 

Contact Vicky Dumbuya
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
(212) 825-0028
AmeriCorps VISTA

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