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CT Food Justice Project - GROW Windham 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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Member Duties : GROW Windham is a collaboration of community partners working to promote access to healthy food in the Windham region through three focus areas: K-12 food and garden based programming in Windham Public Schools; Windham Youth Core, a community based program for high school students in which participants develop career and advocacy skills through community based enterprises that support the local food system; and facilitating community food projects (e.g. Windham Community Food Network and Willimantic Farmers’ Market). The GROW Windham VISTA will build the capacity for community voice, and community/youth leadership and coordination in GROW Windham and its programs.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  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 :
Education ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Environment ,  Urban Planning ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CT Food Justice Project - GROW Windham 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 74255


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