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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 9 project sites and 13 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 fifth year of this multi-site project beginning in August 2017.
 
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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. Working closely with GVI’s Executive Director and staff, the GVI Youth Leadership VISTA will create, improve and implement evaluation tools to strengthen the Youth Leadership Program and support program sustainability through securing community and funder support. The VISTA will work alongside GVI’s Urban Farm and Capacity Building VISTAs, as well as the VISTA member from the Bridgeport Farmers’ Market Collaborative, exploring ways to collaborate with other Bridgeport organizations.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Urban Planning ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project- GVI Youth Leadership VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2017  To  07/28/2017 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
8608706932
jiff.martin@uconn.edu
sustainablefood.uconn.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74177


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