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VISTA Breakfast Outreach Coordinator

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 22, 2019 - January 21, 2020

Application Window

October 19, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Locations

  • Cook County, IL
  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Jaqi Panizzo
(773) 247-3663
jpanizzo@gcfd.org

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Description

Currently in Cook County, one in six children are food insecure, not knowing when or from where their next meal will come from. Hunger amongst children has lasting effects- increased hospitalizations, developmental problems, headaches, stomachaches, and colds. The number of children in Illinois who qualify for free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program has been on the rise. In response to the need, the Food Depository collaborates with area schools, after-school and summer programs to provide nutritious food year-round to approximately 250,000 children in Cook County.

VISTA members will establish and cultivate new partnerships with schools, teachers, administrators, parents and the community on the promotion of Breakfast After the Bell for children through the National School Breakfast Program.

Responsibilities:
• Understand the current status of breakfast programs within Cook County.
• Identify districts to target and conduct outreach meetings.
• Identify community leaders/groups to work with to improve their knowledge of childhood hunger and the role of school breakfast; enlisting them to advocate for their schools.
• Support schools who implemented newly-developed school breakfast programs.
• Work with targeted school districts to overcome issues that would limit participation in school breakfast.
• Assist in connecting and providing schools technical assistance and identify methods for implementation and expansion.
• Hold Breakfast Summits to engage schools and communities in school breakfast programs.

*Please note that members in this role MUST have access to a personal vehicle, as they are required to travel throughout the Food Depository's service area of Cook County. Suburban Cook County is largely inaccessible via public transportation.*

Currently in Cook County, one in six children are food insecure, not knowing when or from where their next meal will come from. Hunger amongst children has lasting effects- increased hospitalizations, developmental problems, headaches, stomachaches, and colds. The number of children in Illinois who qualify for free and reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program has been on the rise. In response to the need, the Food Depository collaborates with area schools, after-school and summer programs to provide nutritious food year-round to approximately 250,000 children in Cook County.

VISTA members will establish and cultivate new partnerships with schools, teachers, administrators, parents and the community on the promotion of Breakfast After the Bell for children through the National School Breakfast Program.

Responsibilities:
• Understand the current status of breakfast programs within Cook County.
• Identify districts to target and conduct outreach meetings.
• Identify community leaders/groups to work with to improve their knowledge of childhood hunger and the role of school breakfast; enlisting them to advocate for their schools.
• Support schools who implemented newly-developed school breakfast programs.
• Work with targeted school districts to overcome issues that would limit participation in school breakfast.
• Assist in connecting and providing schools technical assistance and identify methods for implementation and expansion.
• Hold Breakfast Summits to engage schools and communities in school breakfast programs.

*Please note that members in this role MUST have access to a personal vehicle, as they are required to travel throughout the Food Depository's service area of Cook County. Suburban Cook County is largely inaccessible via public transportation.*
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Living Allowance

$1092 - $1092 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Jaqi Panizzo
(773) 247-3663
jpanizzo@gcfd.org

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