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TDA Food & Nutrition - Community Engagement [Castro County]
 
 
 
The Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Food and Nutrition Division’s (F&N) mission is “feeding the hungry and promoting healthy lifestyles.” TDA’s Food and Nutrition Division is partnering with AgriLife Extension Service to increase awareness and support for wellness initiatives in select rural Texas counties. VISTAs will focus their passion on building healthy communities throughout the Lone Star State! ***This position is located in Dimmit, TX (Castro County) and will cover 3 counties. Personal vehicle required. For more information visit http://squaremeals.org/JoinAmeriCorps
 
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Member Duties : The Community Engagement VISTA will help rural Texas communities improve Local School Wellness Policies, analyze the need for additional summer feeding sites, expand access to local foods, increase meal participation, and engage elected officials on how to participate and lead local wellness-related efforts. Through outreach and education, VISTAs will help their assigned communities understand the availability of TDA administered programs for children and find collaborative and cooperative, social and economic solutions for alleviating long-term hunger among the most vulnerable in their communities – their youth.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
TDA Food & Nutrition - Community Engagement [Castro County]

Program Start/End Date
07/21/2017  -   07/20/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/30/2016  To  06/05/2017 

Contact Alonzo Villarreal
1700 Congress Ave
Austin   TX   78701
512-936-2909
alonzo.villarreal@texasagriculture.gov
squaremeals.org/JoinAmeriCorps
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 69621


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