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Nutritious Food Sustainability Network at HACBED
Goal of the Project: The Hawaii Sustainable Nutritious Food Network (Hawaii SNFN) was designed to support parishes across the Diocese of Honolulu in transforming their parish food ministries from emergency food distribution to nutritious food sustainability. What has emerged over the past three years, however, is not merely a combination of projects and activities – ultimately, it is an organizing and mobilizing effort with food as a uniting factor and driving force. Thus, in light of the initiatives that have grown within and outside of the Diocese, this year’s work will focus on stimulating ohana-based and inter-generational approaches to caring for the most vulnerable, including underrepresented and low-income communities, throughout Hawaii's parishes and communities, using aina (land, that which feeds us) Based Organizing and Strategic Network Building. Objectives of the Assignment: 1) Support parish families in developing strategies to address child hunger and poverty via program design and development assistance. Scale model parish initiatives to support existing and new programs. 2) Engage Micronesian families in culturally-relevant strategies to address food justice and other social justice issues of importance to them. Encourage intercultural dialogue, using food as an entry point to broader discussions leading to identification of specific community assets and needs. 3) Strengthen the SNFN’s Regional Resource Network Model by supporting aina-based initiatives in Waianae, including aina Retreats, collaboration with the Leeward Coast community food system network. Build other vicariates’ Resource Networks by utilizing existing resources in Waianae and elsewhere. 4) Support related aina-based initiatives including the Kohala Mentorship Cohort Program, additional work with the Hilo Chuukese population, and food pantry work with the County of Hawaii.
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Member Duties : Member Activity: 1) Provide technical assistance in communities’ development of strategic and action plans that (a) address the above objectives and (b) establish the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, with its statewide network of parishes, as a major contributor to social, food, and other forms of justice. 2) Assist with the implementation of strategic and action plans in communities locally, regionally, and statewide. Leverage resources to maximize the impact of actions and sustainability of efforts. 3) Support existing and emerging food- and ‘aina-related community initiatives using plans, toolkits, best practices, and lessons learned from our past work. 4) Explore and establish additional opportunities and partnerships statewide to employ and scale ‘aina-based initiatives.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Nutritious Food Sustainability Network at HACBED

Program Start/End Date
11/15/2016  -   11/15/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations HAWAII  


Accepting Applications
From  09/04/2016  To  10/22/2016 

Contact Keoki Noji
1575 S Beretania St
Honolulu   HI   96826
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 69555