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Information Session: #ServeUpChange with FoodCorps

Join FoodCorps

Interested in food,  environment, health, or social justice?

Join FoodCorps: Become part of a network of leaders connecting kids to real food and helping them grow up healthy!

Get paid for a yearlong adventure:

  • Teaching children about food
  • Building school gardens
  • Changing what’s for lunch

Join FoodCorps and get a living allowance, health insurance, training, mentorship, job skills and a network of lifelong friends—while you jump-start your career and make the world a better place.

Hear from Ruthie Lazenby ‘10, now serving right outside of New Haven, CT, FoodCorps Connecticut fellow Chelsey Hahn, and FoodCorps Communications Coordinator Syed Ali ‘13, about how FoodCorps serves at the local, state, and national levels.

Apply before March 31st to #serveupchange.

DateMonday, February 16
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
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Connect Kids to Real Food — FoodCorps Information Session

Join FoodCorps!

FoodCorps, nationwide service network dedicated to healthy  food, is having an information session on campus:

FoodCorps is a nationwide team of leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy.

We do that by placing motivated leaders in limited-resource communities for a year of public service. Working under the direction of local partner organizations, we implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids. Our service members:
– Teach kids about what healthy food is and where it comes from
– Build and tend school gardens
– Bring high-quality local food into public school cafeterias

FoodCorps is in Connecticut! We have 12 service members are doing this work in school districts across the state. Come learn about FoodCorps, what is happening in Connecticut, and how you can get involved!

Learn more about the FoodCorps application  and about FoodCorps Connecticut. Feel free to email Syed Ali ’13 with questions at syed.ali[at]foodcorps[dot]org.

Date: Thursday, February 13th (Valentine’s Day Eve)
Time: 6:00PM
Place: Olson Commons, Wesleyan Career Center, 41 Wyllys
Facebook: Here

Community Engagement Opportunities

Enjoy this triple-play event post with bonus application material:

Find out ways to get involved in your local community.  The Center for Community Partnerships is hosting several different events this week to find out ways to to get connected:

  • AmeriCorps Info Session: Monday at 8pm or Tuesday at 4pm Usdan 108
  • CCP Open House 1pm – 3pm @ 167 High St
  • Community Engagement Fair, Wed 9/15 11:30 – 1pm Usdan Courtyard

And if you want to work for OCS, please attend a mandatory employment session, info here: http://www.wesleyan.edu/ocs/workstudy/index.html

Dates: Sept. 12, 13,  14
Times: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Places: Usdan 108, 167 High, Usdan Courtyard