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CT Food Justice Project - New Britain ROOTS 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 Britain ROOTS is a community-engaged non-profit dedicated to promoting food security by making healthy food accessible and affordable. ROOTS engages students at local schools through multiple programs exploring sustainable agriculture, food justice and job training. Additionally, New Britain ROOTS offers a mobile farmers’ market and manages a weekly market in New Britain. The ROOTS VISTA will ensure that the organization can effectively carry out its mission by strengthening community based partners, providing outreach and support for involvement in programs by parents and students, and by expanding fundraising activities.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - New Britain ROOTS 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 74188


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