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CT Food Justice Project - GVI Urban Farm 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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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

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. The goal of the GVI Urban Farm VISTA is to create efficiencies in farming processes and protocol to ensure sustainability in relationship and food production while maintaining a strategic focus on community engagement and education to ensure long-term sustainability. *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 : Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Environment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Urban Planning ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization . 
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CT Food Justice Project - GVI Urban Farm VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2018  -   08/29/2018

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 74179


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