Cultivating Change and Connection: Reflecting on the FOLCS Kindred Gathering
My name is Rachel Spencer, and I’m honored receive the inaugural FoodCorps Alumni Service Leadership Award. I currently work for the USDA in our Office of Community Food Systems farm to school team, where I help child nutrition program operators incorporate local foods in the National School Lunch Program and other federal nutrition programs.
A bill supporting Farm to School and School Garden grant funding in Oregon was passed unanimously by Oregon’s legislature Thursday, preserving the $4.5 million program available to schools state-wide.
Based on our experience at FoodCorps, the national service organization that brought us together as a funder (Davidson) and social entrepreneur (Ellis), here’s a look at the five common weaknesses built into many alumni programs and what the organizations running them can do better. By FoodCorps CEO Curt Ellis and funder Stuart Davidson.
My name is Jerome Marquez, and I live on the Tohono O’odham Nation and am indigenous to southern Arizona. I am a FoodCorps service member with the Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF) and serve the students in my community at the San Simon School on the Tohono O’odham Nation. My service supports the very large … Continued
After years of being a student and resident advisor in college experiencing constant streams of homework, never-ending deadlines, and literally living where I worked, I promised myself I would find a job that I didn’t have to take home with me. Ironically, I now serve at Philip’s Academy Charter School, a Farm to School focused … Continued