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The Food Literacy Project Community Engagement 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 Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA Member will serve to strengthen the Food Literacy Project’s capacity to serve low-income youth by diversifying resource development efforts, and meaningfully engaging stakeholders in our work. This role has three primary focus areas: 1) The VISTA member will expand the revenue generation abilities of the organization by supporting sustainable earned income models that capitalize on the Food Literacy Project’s assets in order to support programs for low-income youth. 2) The VISTA member will serve to strengthen the Food Literacy Project’s volunteer program by planning and implementing targeted outreach efforts to recruit new volunteers and retain regular volunteers. 3) The VISTA member will support and implement a targeted community organizing outreach efforts to support the organization’s expansion to Iroquois Farm by engaging community residents, neighborhood leaders, community partners, and stakeholders.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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The Food Literacy Project Community Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KENTUCKY  

Accepting Applications
From  10/15/2018  To  01/15/2019 

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

Listing ID 78761