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Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA Project
 
 
 
Connecticut Food Justice VISTA project partners currently seeking VISTA Members are:GROW Windham (www.growwindham.org). 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 Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of high-impact organizations focused on community food security and food justice. With VISTA Member support, project host sites commit to empowering youth and other under-represented populations to have meaningful input on food-related programs and services. Host sites will share best practices and learn new skills in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives through participatory decision-making. VISTA Members in the project will help: 1. Participate in a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 8 project sites. 2. Build the capacity of programming at each project site to empower youth and other under-represented populations
 
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Member Duties : Connecticut Food Justice VISTA members serve at high-impact organizations (host sites) helping facilitate and implement the programs that empower youth and other under-represented 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 for community engagement 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 ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA Project

Program Start/End Date
11/17/2015  -   11/18/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Accepting Applications
From  08/10/2015  To  11/01/2015 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
860-870-6932
jiff.martin@uconn.edu
extension.uconn.edu/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49905


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