FoodCorps Application Open!

unnamed-1The application to serve with FoodCorps for the 2016-2017 service term is now open! Apply by March 31st to work with children teaching gardening and cooking! You would be joining three current Wesleyan service members, Ruthie Lazenby ’10 serving her second year in Woodbridge, CT, Noa Borkan ’12 in Springdale, Arkansas, and Stephanie Loui ’14, who is serving in O’ahu, Hawai’i. 

“FoodCorps really was my stepping stone into the real food world. I learned truths of our broken food system, and gained networks, tools, and knowledge to put my energy and background towards something meaningful to myself and others.” unnamed
Have you been looking for ways to put your energy towards something meaningful? To address your community’s health in concrete ways? To address issues of food justice by getting your hands dirty?

Start your year right: apply to become a FoodCorps service member >>

Since September, our current crop of AmeriCorps service members has reached over 100,000 kids in limited resource communities with food and nutrition lessons that give them the information they need to make smart choices; hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster their skills and pride around healthy food; and lunch trays filled with nutritious meals from local farms.

At the same time, through their service, our members are learning new skills and paving the way towards their future careers as educators, chefs, community organizers and public health advocates.

The FoodCorps application is now open through March 31st.

Read more and apply here >>

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Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.