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ShareCorps-Working in Neighborhoods-Food Justice Coordinator
 
 
 
Working In Neighborhoods’ (WIN) mission is to “empower people to make informed choices for themselves and their neighborhoods through community building, home ownership, and economic learning.” Since 1978, WIN has worked to build sustainable communities on a foundation of community leadership. We believe that residents, especially in communities that have been dis-invested and underserved, must have a say in the decision-making process that affects their lives and the future of their communities. WIN's "Out of Poverty" Initiative aims to lift 40% of residents in five Beekman Street Corridor neighborhoods out of poverty within a generation. Lack of fresh, healthy food in a community negatively impacts health outcomes, economic opportunity, and the environment. Life expectancy in our target neighborhoods is 15-20 years shorter than in wealthier Cincinnati neighborhoods. Food access is one of six priority areas for this comprehensive, grass-roots approach to community development.
 
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Member Duties : The Food Justice VISTA will help WIN increase the availability of fresh produce for low-income families, build capacity for community garden & orchards projects, and help WIN develop a strategy to expand our food justice efforts to additional neighborhoods. Specific VISTA duties will include: assessing current organizational practices & suggesting improvements; developing volunteer recruitment & training strategies; marketing to the community & receiving community feedback; conducting outreach to potential community partners to support expansion; and identifying methods for our organization to better support community gardeners.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ShareCorps-Working in Neighborhoods-Food Justice Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/06/2020  -   07/05/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/14/2020  To  06/03/2020 

Contact Kelly Simmons
1814 Dreman Ave
Cincinnati   OH   45223
6142214336
ksimmons@ohiofoodbanks.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93755


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