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CT Food Justice Project- GVI Youth Leadership VISTA
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 : Green Village Initiative works toward creating a social, economic and environmental change through four programs: Reservoir Community Farm, an urban farm growing food for the community; Youth Leadership Program, a summer program that builds agriculture and professional skills for youth in the community; Community Gardens, working in collaboration with 13 other community gardens; and School Gardens, the 23 school gardens built by Green Village Initiative. GVI's Youth Leadership VISTA will develop a set of strategies and recommendations that will lead to a strengthened Youth Leadership Program. These strategies will bolster the impact for our young people and their community, facilitate long-term growth, and improve the program's curriculum and offerings over the long-term. *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 ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Health . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Urban Planning ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization . 
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CT Food Justice Project- GVI Youth Leadership VISTA

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 74177