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CT Food Justice Project - Foodshare 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 : Foodshare is a regional food bank serving the 42 towns of Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties. Foodshare’s mission is to end hunger in Greater Hartford, accomplished by implementing highly integrated and efficient systems to collect and distribute food, and by increasing community awareness and action concerning hunger. The Foodshare VISTA will firstly support and expansion of Foodshare’s SNAP Outreach program. There are underserved populations such as seniors and those visiting food pantries - by researching and scouting new locations in these communities the VISTA will build application assistance capacity and add new sites for outreach. The VISTA will secondly support and build the Food Justice Education Program for high school and college students to explore the issues of food insecurity. VISTA will attend a Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) from November 14-17th in Boston.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  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 working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Urban Planning ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - Foodshare VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/27/2017  -   11/26/2018

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  10/26/2017 

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

Listing ID 74186


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