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CT Food Justice Project - Manchester Community College 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 : The Manchester Community College Division of Student Affairs coordinates a Holistic Student Support Services program to offer help to the most vulnerable students around areas of greatest need. The program includes a food pantry, career clothing closet, and bus passes to address transportation needs. The MCC VISTA will build capacity for a Holistic Student Support Services program that will extend the safety net for students and help them meet their educational goals. VISTA activities include: developing a system for providing MCC students with referrals to area social service agencies; coordinating and supporting on-campus food pantry and clothing closet; and developing a process to increase capacity and sustainability for the Holistic Student Services Program.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - Manchester Community College 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 74240


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