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CT Food Justice Project-Bridgeport Farmers Market/Policy
 
 
 
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 : Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative (BFMC) educates the community on nutrition through cooking/eating healthy classes and provides affordable, healthy, local foods through seven community-driven farmers market. The BFMC VISTA will build placement sites’ capacity to engage community members in local food policy and food justice initiatives. Under these parallel approaches, both sites seek to achieve equitable access to healthy food for all Bridgeport residents, regardless of income. ***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 : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project-Bridgeport Farmers Market/Policy

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2018  -   08/29/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  08/01/2018 

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

Listing ID 74246


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