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Community College Food Security Initiative - PA/NYCC
The Food Security Project @ Community Colleges will collect, catalogue, and disseminate the community college (CC) response to food insecurity among CC student populations and in their surrounding communities in New York and Pennsylvania. In the first phase of the project, the information gathered will be stored in an online, searchable database. The second phase will consist of a review of the information, follow-up interviews to ascertain the effectiveness and efficiency of the various initiatives and programs, and development of a dissemination plan for promoting more robust responses to food insecurity at the community college level. We intend to develop regional working groups among these institutions to promote food security initiatives with the communities external to CC, as well. The FSP@CC VISTA will serve as the project coordinator. In the first year, s/he will develop a survey of food security projects at community colleges; develop a database of institutional profiles and contacts; research programmatic and funding resources; develop an outreach plan; and develop a plan for regional convenings of CCs involved in food security projects. The VISTA member will also work with faculty involved in food security research as appropriate. The VISTA member will be housed in New York, but work across New York and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania/New York Campus Compact VISTAs (PA/NYCC*VISTAs) are part of a VISTA cohort of 40 members placed at higher ed. institutions across PA and NY to build campus-community partnerships. Professional development opportunities, including specialized workshops and retreats, and support to the VISTA cohort will be provided throughout the year of service.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will strengthen the community by developing a community of practice to strengthen food access and education efforts, avoid duplication, improve effectiveness, and redirect energies to filling food access gaps on community college campuses and their communities across the New York/Pennsylvania region. The VISTA member will: Establish a baseline understanding of existing campus-community food security resources at community colleges across the NY/PA region. Create an advisory committee composed of campus and community partners in order to establish stakeholder support for future campus-community programs. Create communication and marketing plan in order to regularly update stakeholders on project progress. Establish a virtual community of practice for campus and community partners across the region in order to strengthen existing food security initiatives, promote promising practices, and develop new initiatives to expand the work.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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Community College Food Security Initiative - PA/NYCC

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 NEW YORK  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  05/31/2018 

Contact Laurie Worrall
95 Brown Rd
Ithaca   NY   14850
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78911