Sharing Indigenous Cooking Traditions in New Mexico
A Year of Service, a Lifetime of Support
Here are six core career paths where FoodCorps alumni are changing the world
of alumni work in one of these six career paths
Take advantage of the unique, in-depth opportunities we offer alumni, giving you the tools you need to advance along your chosen career path. Our onsite and remote programs include seminars on career development; subject-specific conferences, trainings, and webinars; online courses; and mentorship opportunities.
BIMPOC Alumni Convenings
Every other year, FoodCorps convenes a cohort of our Black, Indigenous, Multiracial, and People of Color alums to facilitate network-building and develop leadership skills.
Members of our nationwide alumni network plug into an online community where they can find mentorship, advice, interest groups, or a listening ear. Local alumni chapters convene in person to socialize, mobilize, and build professional connections.
FoodCorps distributes $25,000 annually through dedicated alumni grants. FoodCorps alumni can apply for grants up to $5,000 to support personal professional development, service projects, seed funding, community COVID relief, and more.
The FoodCorps Alumni Council is a cohort of six FoodCorps alumni who advise on FoodCorps’ virtual career fairs, grant applications, and policy engagement. Each council member is expected to spend 10 hours monthly working on alumni projects and receives a $500 stipend. Council members serve from January to the end of May.
Alumni gain lifetime access to two ever-growing online resources: The Toolshed and FoodCorps Connect. The Toolshed is an online library of how-to tools for healthy food education programming, sourcing healthy foods in school, community organizing, and more. FoodCorps Alumni Connect is an online community for alumni and current service members to seek out and connect with career mentors, build their network, and find jobs.
Alumni Stories From the Skillet
FoodCorps Alum Emily Olsen to Head Cloud City Conservation Center
FoodCorps alum Emily Olsen will utilize her health equity and food justice experience as director of the Cloud City Conservation Center (C4) in Colorado.Read more
FoodCorps Alumna on training the next generation of food justice advocates
As a recent graduate of the nonprofit FoodCorps, which aims to change children’s eating habits by providing more opportunities to eat healthy foods like fruit and vegetables, Reckard has seen firsthand the social benefits of introducing schoolchildren to the world of horticulture.Read more
FoodCorps Alumna is helping Maine families start gardens
Ali Mediate is the founder of Maine Foodscapes, a group of entrepreneurs and volunteers aiming to educate on local foods while enabling Mainers to start growing on their ownRead more