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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 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 : 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 member will focus on strengthening community partnerships, increasing parent engagement, and increasing the number of clients served through our farmers markets SNAP program. They will continue developing working relationships with healthcare agencies such as the Community Health Center and The Hospital for Central CT and hunger relief organizations including FoodShare and Friendship Center. * 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 : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Public Speaking . 
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CT Food Justice Project - New Britain ROOTS 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  


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

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74188