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CT Food Justice Project - New Haven Farms 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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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : New Haven Farms’ (NHF) mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. NHF engages at-risk residents in growing food, cooking and nutrition education, and accessing healthy food through the 16-week Farm Based Wellness Program. The NHF VISTA will assist in building organizational and programmatic capacity towards the 2020 strategic goal of offering city-wide, year-round programming. Embedded in that strategic goal is a shift to a culture in which community leadership, rather than clinically-driven services, defines New Haven Farms’ effectiveness. Specifically, the VISTA will: enhance sustainability of New Haven Farm by developing volunteer recruitment and retention tools and develop systems for organizational effectiveness.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Urban Planning ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - New Haven Farms 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 74180


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