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Drexel University - PACC
The 2013-2014 Drexel University PACC*VISTA will work to strengthen food access and health promotion programs in the low-income Mantua and Powelton neighborhoods that are contiguous with the Drexel University campus in Philadelphia. Based at Drexel's Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, this position will be an important part of Drexel's effort to build its capacity as a partner in local food access programming and connect University resources with neighborhood-based projects that address food and health disparities. The VISTA will be supervised by the Lindy Center staff, but work very closely with the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub, Urban Tree Connection, and the Enterprise Center. Primary duties will be marketing and raising awareness about the Fresh Food Hub among both the Drexel and Mantua/Powelton Village communities, overseeing the collection of survey data related to food access, fresh food consumption and health, and developing educational programming for both Drexel students and the surrounding community.
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Member Duties : -Promote usage of the West Philadelphia Fresh Food Hub by identifying key community organizations and individuals for outreach efforts and social media -Coordinate educational programs and maintain a calendar of community events and local association meetings related to food access and nutrition -Collect and aggregate survey data to gauge the efficacy of the project in increasing fresh food consumption and food access among community residents -Maintain relationships and ongoing communication with various Drexel departments involved in the project -Explore new ways to leverage Drexel University resources to support this project, including building a solid Drexel student volunteer base. - Assist with the planning and development of Lindy Center for Civic Engagement student programming around food justice, including a local service immersion program and monthly educational workshops for student leaders
Program Benefits :
Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Public transportation pass, meal stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Drexel University - PACC

Program Start/End Date
07/21/2013  -   07/25/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations PENNSYLVANIA   Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2013  To  04/30/2013 

Contact Brianne Tangney
Lindy Center For Civic Engagement
Philadelphia   PA   19104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44162