Community Announcements

About FSNYC's Community Announcements

Food Systems Network NYC posts announcements from organizations, institutions, and businesses in and around NYC whose programs, work, practices, or research helps to advance or inform FSNYC's mission to establish a just and vibrant regional food and farm economy that promotes human and environmental health and prevents hunger.

To submit an announcement, email info@foodsystemsnyc.org.

Job Opportunity: Program Evaluator - Food and Nutrition Programs, Public Health Solutions

Job Title:   PROGRAM EVALUATOR - FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS
 

Public Health Solutions is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight on public health issues, create and manage community health programs, and provide services to organizations to address public health challenges.


Programs of Public Health Solutions address critical public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. For government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others, Public Health Solutions provides services to enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds.

 

Internship Opportunities: Food and Nutrition Programs Unit, Public Health Solutions

Call for Interns

Food and Nutrition Programs Unit

 

Background

Public Health Solutions (PHS), one of the largest not-for-profit organizations in New York City and a nationally recognized Public Health Institute (PHI), addresses critical public health needs such as food security and nutrition, women’s reproductive health; early childhood development and family support; and so much more. Under the PHS Public Health Programs Division, The Food and Nutrition Programs (FANP) Unit staff works to improve health and nutrition, specifically among women, infants, and children. The FANP Unit oversees the organization’s Neighborhood WIC Program, WIC Vendor Management Program, and Cooking Matters initiative, as well as other grant funded projects to increase access to healthy food and nutrition education in target high-need areas.

 

The FANP Unit is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 internship/practicum positions specifically to conduct a community asset mapping assessment in the PHS WIC neighborhood of Jamaica, Queens.

 

Job Opportunity, Food Unearthed: Uncovering the Truth About Food Curriculum Part-Time Snack Assistant Needed for 2014/2015 Academic Year

The Coalition for Healthy School Food is seeking an individual knowledgeable and interested in plant-based nutrition education to assist with the preparation and service of snacks in our partner schools.

Details:

Sept 21, 2014: Update - Peoples Climate March, Food + Ag Contingent & Satellite Events

September 21 will be a historic day in NYC - the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH will be the kick-off to the movement for a sane climate future.  Organizers are projecting it will be the largest demonstration against climate change ever, with vibrant contingents of various sorts to call out concerns and solutions to the climate crisis at our collective door.

 

Why now? On September 22, the UN is holding its next big Climate Summit and the leaders representing the major stumbling block to the past climate summits will be there: including and especially the US.   Join the march to let the world know that you want to see a radical reduction in greenhouse gases, that we want to see a sane climate policy that will substitute renewables for fossil fuels, that will support local food systems and sustainable farming practices that conserve fossil fuels and sink carbon in the soil, and will create good jobs based on the needs of the people and the planet, not corporate profits.

 

Join the Food + Agriculture Contingent – The food justice movement is organizing a Food + Agriculture contingent for the march.  Farmers and farmworkers, school and community gardeners, restaurant staff and culinary students, food processing workers, food business owners, anti-hunger and pro-health advocates will all join together to raise the importance of food policy and practice in mitigating and adapting to climate change. The Food + Agriculture Contingent will meet September 21 at Columbus Circle (59th St. and Bway) in Manhattan! Specific time to meet and exact location TBD.

 

To join the NYC Food + Agriculture contingent, email ClimateChangeBFC@gmail.com.  Let the organizers know if you want to help with outreach, graphics, media, educational events and if your organization (of any kind) wants to get involved with the March.  Also let the organizers know if your group would like to host a pre-march forum or event to help educate local residents re the relationships between climate change, food and agriculture.

 

There are many, many events and organizing efforts leading up to the March. Here are a few additional ways you can connect:

 

Farm School NYC now accepting applications

 
 
 
The wait is over...
APPLICATIONS FOR FARM SCHOOL NYC
NOW ACCEPTED!
2014 Irrigation Course at Snug Harbor Heritage Farm in Staten Island
 
 
Farm School NYC is accepting applications 
for our 2015 Certificate in Urban Agriculture program now through September 15, 2014. 
 
 
 
 

Informational Events

 

Thursday, August 21, 6 - 8 pm

Farm School Meet + Greet
 
Learn more about Farm School NYC at this gathering of students, teachers, staff and supporters at Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village.  Click here to RSVP and for more information.

  
 
Open Classes for Prospective Students

Curious about Farm School NYC's certificate in sustainable agriculture program? Come to one of our two upcoming Open Classes to observe a class in session, meet faculty and students, and learn more about the program from our staff.   Click here to RSVP and for more information.
 

Season Extension 
Wednesday, August 20
6pm - 8pm
Teachers: Marisa Dedominicis, Karen Washington 
 
Planning for Winter 
Saturday, September 13
11:30am - 1:30pm
Teachers: Ursula Chance, Sara Katz

"I was happiest when I was gardening, but I wondered how I could make that work in NYC as a day job," Aeli, graduate. Read more >
About Farm School NYC 


Farm School NYC's Certificate in Urban Agriculture is a two-year program that provides comprehensive, professional training to adults who want to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.

 

The city -- and the urban farms that dot its streets and rooftops -- are our classrooms, and our courses are taught by experts on topics ranging from sustainable urban agriculture, to social justice, to grassroots community organizing. 

 

 

Learn more about our certificate program. >

Help us recruit passionate, qualified, diverse applicants
for Farm School
 NYC's 2015 class.  
and spread the word!

 

 

Registration Now Open! Policy Tools for Food Systems Change

Are you wondering how policy impacts our food choices and the food system? Are you thinking you might be interested in a food policy career?

 

Intership & Volunteer Opportunities, Wellness in the Schools

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools.

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