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Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Episcopal Service Community
The Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps is a 10-member, neighborhood-based, AmeriCorps VISTA project that builds community-food-system capacity with community organizations that serve in Columbus, Ohio's west-side neighborhood of Franklinton. Franklinton is one of Columbus' most underserved communities, and many residents are adversely impacted by various economic, environmental, and social issues. Approximately 15% of residents are unemployed, 66% of households live at or below the poverty line, and more than 50% of residents experience some level of food insecurity. The VISTA program will involve VISTA members working with a wide range of social service agencies throughout Franklinton to help build the capacity of food-health-wellness initiatives throughout the Franklinton neighborhood. Service sites include an urban farm, a hospital affiliated health and wellness center, a family housing stabilization agency, an Episcopal faith community, and a community bicycle shop. This VISTA will work directly with St. John's Episcopal Church. St. John's has served the Franklinton neighborhood for over 100 years bringing hope and healing to the community. They are rooted in the rich tradition of the Episcopal Church and strive to creatively move into the future. We take seriously our fundamental call to reconciliation through building relationships with our neighbors and working for justice in our community. Member will work with the Episcopal Community to promote community food security by helping to develop capacity with existing community meals. Member will also contribute to Asset Based Community Development Efforts started by previous VISTA members, and will help build connections between St. John's Growing Place Garden, Franklinton Gardens and Avondale Elementary School.
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Member Duties : Member will assist in building capacity of existing community meals, and create stronger linkages to neighborhood's urban farm so that produce from the farm will be included in those meals. Member will help create stronger linkages between partner churches across Columbus in effort to direct resources from all of Central Ohio's Episcopal Faith Community into service initiatives that St. Johns coordinates in Franklinton. Member service year will involve direct engagement with Franklinton residents through the Asset Base Community Mapping process. Member will help build connections between St. John's Growing Place Garden, Franklinton Gardens, and Avondale School. Member will engage in a variety of activities that include volunteer coordination, grant writing, new program development, and community outreach.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
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Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Episcopal Service Community

Program Start/End Date
08/08/2017  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  06/28/2017 

Contact Nick Stanich
867 W Town St
Columbus   OH   43222
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71808