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TDA Food & Nutrition - Community Engagement [Austin]
 
 
 
The Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Food and Nutrition's (F&N) mission is "feeding the hungry and promoting healthy lifestyles." TDA's F&N Division is partnering with AgriLife Extension Service to increase awareness and support for wellness intitiatives in select rural Texas counties. VISTAs will focus their passion on building healthy communities throughout the Lone Star State! ***This VISTA Leader position will be located in Austin, TX. Form more information visit www.squaremeals.org/JoinAmeriCorps
 
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Member Duties : The Community Engagement VISTA leader will work with VISTA members placed in rural Texas communities working to improve Local School Wellness Policies, analyze the need for additional summer feeding sites, expand access to local foods, increase meal participation and lead local wellness-related efforts. Through outreach and education, VISTAs will help 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. The VISTA leader will act as a liaison to the VISTA members placed across Texas as well as assist in recruitment, facilitation, training and enhance project sustainability.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Program
TDA Food & Nutrition - Community Engagement [Austin]

Program Start/End Date
04/03/2017  -   04/02/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/20/2016  To  04/01/2017 

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

Listing ID 70220


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