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CT Food Justice Project - FRESH New London 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 : FRESH New London builds momentum for food system change through local agriculture and youth empowerment. We use food to connect the community, encourage stewardship, inspire leadership and incite change. The FRESH VISTA member will support this mission by developing systems that bring diverse community members, youth and stakeholders together to improve our community food system in New London. Through this work, FRESH New London will complete a short-term Urban Agriculture plan to increase food sovereignty in New London and build up our membership to implement the plan with community food justice leaders throughout the City. ***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 : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Urban Planning ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - FRESH New London VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/13/2018  -   11/12/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  11/15/2018 

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

Listing ID 74181


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