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Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA Project
Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA project partners currently seeking VISTA Members are: Hartford Food System/GROW Hartford (, CitySeed ( in New Haven, WRCC/GROW Windham in Willmantic (, TEEG in northeastern CT (, and North End Action Team in Middletown ( University of Connecticut Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in low-income communities in Connecticut (see above) currently coordinates this multi-site project with six to seven VISTA members slots in 2015-2016. The project vision is to support a generation of youth leaders (age 13-18) with the skills to move communities across Connecticut toward a just food system. VISTA Members in the project will help: 1. Build a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 8 project sites. 2. Build the capacity of youth food justice and leadership programming at each project site and with partner organizations in each community. 3. Facilitate a statewide youth council, with representatives from low-income communities, to network and plan a youth leadership conference around the theme of food justice.
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Member Duties : Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA members serve at high-impact organizations (host sites) helping facilitate and implement the programs that empower youth in low-income communities through the lens of food justice. [Food Justice aims to ensure that the benefits and risks of producing, distributing, and consuming food are shared fairly by all. A healthy and just food system requires broad participation that is robust, productive, equitable, and sustainable.] Each VISTA member will help build the capacity of the youth leadership program at their host sites; duties will vary depending on the host site. As a statewide program, VISTA members will also work together as a team to share best practices across host sites.
Program Benefits :
Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Public Health . 
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Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA Project

Program Start/End Date
06/16/2015  -   06/19/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  01/01/2015  To  05/01/2015 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49905