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The Food Literacy Project Philanthropy Coordinator VISTA
The Food Literacy Project provides farm-based experiential education and entrepreneurial youth development programs that bring the Field-to-Fork experience to life for local youth. In a time of great concern about the safety of our food sources, rising obesity and diabetes rates, as well as the cultural disconnection between our food and the earth, the Food Literacy Project offers experiential education programs that foster healthier children, healthier communities, and increased respect for the land. We engaged local youth and families in hands-on, experiential nutrition education, both on the farm and in their schools. Because we strive to engage the members of the community who are most in need, 86% of our farm-based education students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch at school. Many of the youth we serve have never been to a farm before, and live in neighborhoods identified as “food deserts,” meaning that their families face limited access to fresh produce and overexposure to fast food.
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Member Duties : The Philanthropy Coordinator VISTA Member at the Food Literacy Project will serve to strengthen the Food Literacy Project’s capacity to serve low-income youth and families through engaging stakeholders and diversifying the organization's fundraising opportunities. This role will include creating and organizing fundraising events with program staff, improving upon existing donor stewardship events, and building a capital campaign for the recently opened Iroquois Farm. In tandem with strengthening the organization's existing donor programs and events, the Philanthropy Coordinator VISTA Member will continue to develop and position the Food Literacy Project’s brand for maximum exposure to prospective donors and partners. This will involve utilizing social media, volunteers, and outreach events to expand community knowledge of the Food Literacy Project and inspire new prospective donors to get involved.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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The Food Literacy Project Philanthropy Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/22/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KENTUCKY  

Accepting Applications
From  02/28/2018  To  07/01/2018 

Contact Sarah McCartt-Jackson
9001 Limehouse Ln
Louisville   KY   40220
(502) 491-0072
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78759