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* PRC - No Kid Hungry Kalispell
 
 
 
In Montana, one in five children struggle with hunger. Montana No Kid Hungry is dedicated to putting an end to child hunger by improving food access through participation in school meal programs and raising awareness about this important issue. These efforts ensure that students remain healthy and ready to learn. PRC VISTAs serving with Montana No Kid Hungry partner with school districts—in this case, Kalispell School District—to develop the capacity to increase school breakfast and summer meal programs along with other food access projects. Kalispell, located in the idyllic Flathead Valley, is the largest city in Northwest Montana and one of the gateway communities to Glacier National Park. However, due to the changing economy and loss of blue collar jobs, many families have struggled and their children depend on school meal programs to get by. Kalispell recognizes that there is a need to guarantee that children within their community have access to food; they would like to address this issue by implementing a “Breakfast after the Bell” model in certain schools, expand summer meal programs through a mobile food truck, assess the feasibility of implementing an after-school meal program, and collaborate with local organizations on “The Family Dinner Project.” Hunger affects numerous aspects of a child’s life, from lessening their ability to concentrate in school to increasing their likelihood of developing certain diseases; therefore, this project will alleviate poverty by mitigating these disastrous effects of hunger. To end child hunger, we need you to come up to the Flathead Valley to serve in Kalispell!
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will develop and administer surveys and/or assessments to staff and students to better understand the barriers preventing participation in school breakfast programs. The VISTA member will develop a strategic plan for an alternative breakfast model, then implement the breakfast programs with staff and student involvement and support. The VISTA will partner with Nourish the Flathead to develop and implement a strategic plan for an After-School Meal Program at schools within the district. The VISTA will develop a volunteer network to organize and develop summer meal sites.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*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 Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
* PRC - No Kid Hungry Kalispell

Program Start/End Date
07/26/2018  -   07/25/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/16/2018  To  06/30/2018 

Contact John Schlepp
PO BOX 4210
Helena   MT   59604
406-444-9654
John.Schlepp@mt.gov
prevention.mt.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80485


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