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DATCP AmeriCorps Farm to School Program
 
 
 
Twenty-Eight Wisconsin AmeriCorps Farm to School members will leverage an additional 500 volunteers to implement farm to school strategies in 14 high-need Wisconsin communities. 6,000 students in grades K-12 will participate in nutrition education activities with the purpose of decreasing childhood obesity. At the end of each school year, 50% of students engaged in program activities will show a measurable shift in attitude toward healthy foods. In addition, schools engaged in our program will show a measurable shift toward a healthier school food environment. This project will support CNCS focus area of HEALTHY FUTURES. The CNCS investment of $186,324.00 will be matched by $196,372.00.
 
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Member Duties : Members will provide the extra capacity lacking in schools to organize farm to school activities. There will be at minimum two half-time service members at each host site: a community outreach member and a nutrition education member. The community outreach member will serve as the main liaison between the school and the community. They will coordinate with the food service director and network with farmers to identify opportunities for purchasing local foods. They will create an action plan laying out the steps necessary to procure local foods and will be responsible for recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to enhance and increase the capacity of the AmeriCorps Farm to School Program. The nutrition education member will collaborate closely with the community outreach member but will focus on building relationships with teachers and school administrators. They will serve in a direct capacity teaching nutrition education in the classroom and lunchrooms.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
DATCP AmeriCorps Farm to School Program

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2014  -   08/14/2015

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WISCONSIN  

Accepting Applications
From  11/15/2013  To  08/30/2014 

Contact Sarah Larson
2811 Agriculture Dr
Madison   WI   53718
6082245017
sarahm.larson@wisconsin.gov
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 51521


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