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Connecticut Food Justice Youth Corps VISTA Project
 
 
 
Connecticut Food Justice VISTA project partners currently seeking VISTA Members are: Hartford Food System/GROW Hartford (www.hartfordfood.org), CitySeed (www.cityseed.org) in New Haven, and Connecticut Food Bank (www.ctfoodbank.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 : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications . 
 
 
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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  04/28/2015  To  10/01/2015 

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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