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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 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 : FRESH New London programs promotes food justice and food sovereignty by collaborating with youth and adult residents in a participatory process to build and maintain community gardens, school gardens and edible sites around New London; furthermore, FRESH New London runs an intensive youth program in the Spring, Summer and Fall. FRESH uses food to connect the community, encourage stewardship, inspire leadership, and incite change. The FRESH VISTA will engage with community members to build more edible spaces in New London and assist in implementing new farm initiatives and coordinating volunteer days on the farm.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*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 :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Urban Planning . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - FRESH New London 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 74181


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