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CT Food Justice Project - Naugatuck Valley Community College
The Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project is a partnership between non-profits throughout the state, each with one to two VISTA Members building the capacity of that organization. Together we strive for a multigenerational, racially and economically diverse group of leaders with the skills to move communities across Connecticut toward a just food system. With VISTA Member support, host sites commit to empowering their communities to have impact on food-related programs and services, and the food system in Connecticut as a whole. VISTA Members in the project will: 1. Participate in a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 11 project sites and 16 VISTA Members. 2. Build the capacity of each organization to empower under-represented populations 3. Create, expand and enhance the services offered by their host site by fundraising, managing volunteers, convening the community, surveying the community, enhancing awareness of food insecurity and injustice, and much more. University of Connecticut Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, is coordinating the sixth year of this multi-site project beginning in August 2018.
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Member Duties : The Naugatuck Valley Community College Division of Student Affairs coordinates a Holistic Student Support Services program to offer help to the most vulnerable students around areas of greatest need. The program includes a food pantry, career clothing closet, and bus passes to address transportation needs. The NVCC VISTA will build capacity for a Holistic Student Support Services program that will extend the safety net for students and help them meet their educational goals. VISTA activities include: developing a system for providing NVCC students with referrals to area social service agencies; coordinating and supporting on-campus food pantry and clothing closet; and developing a process to increase capacity and sustainability for the Holistic Student Services Program. ***Service with CT-FJP at all our sites requires a minimum of 35 hours a week and can go above 40 hours dependent on site requirements***
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health . 
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CT Food Justice Project - Naugatuck Valley Community College

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2018  -   08/29/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  


Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  08/01/2018 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066

Listing ID 66995