Skip Navigation and Go Directly to Page ContentCNCS Website Home Page AmeriCorps AmeriCorps
 

FONT SIZE:  Default  |  Large

spacer
spacer
spacer
 

CT Food Justice Project - Bridgeport Farmers Market 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.
 
Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.





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 expand the seven farmers markets to better serve low-income community members by conducting surveys, improving marketing strategies, and developing a Market Ambassador Program.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
Apply Now
Refine Search
 
 
SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - Bridgeport Farmers Market 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 74246


spacer
       
  HOME