One year of service; a lifetime of support
FoodCorps alumni represent a pipeline of talent for a range of nutrition education, school food jobs, and other careers tied to improving the health of our nation’s children. After their FoodCorps service is finished, we continue to train and support them, offer funding for their projects, and provide opportunities for them to share their expertise with current corps members.
We know that in-person trainings have a long-lasting impact on our alums. That’s why we develop unique, in-depth trainings that provide them with the tools they need to advance in our six targeted career paths. Our alumni have furthered their professional development through our multi-day trainings which focus on subjects like advocacy for child nutrition and how to become a school food leader. Additionally, every other year we bring together a cohort of our Multiracial, Native, and Alumni of Color to build their network and leadership skills. We also offer many remote trainings focused on career development, including webinars, conference calls, and facilitated mentorship.
We stay connected with our alumni online and off. Our nationwide alumni network is engaged and plugged in through an online community where they can find mentorship, advice, interest groups, or a listening ear. We also have alumni chapters around the country that convene in person to socialize, mobilize, and build professional connections. Our Alumni Council, a group of 10 alumni dedicated to strengthening our alumni community, organizes events and opportunities as well to connect with old friends and make new ones within the FoodCorps Community.
We offer alumni grants to support professional development, service projects, and as seed funding for new ventures. Check out what we’ve helped to make possible. >>>
We offer many skills-based career development trainings to help alumni choose their path and be successful in the job application process. We connect our alumni to opportunities and job openings across FoodCorps’ broad network of partners. Our FoodCorps Employer Circle links alumni to organizations that value their skills and experiences.
Alumni gain lifetime access to an online resource library chock-full of tools for teaching kids about food, sourcing healthy foods for their schools, community organizing, and more. We’re always producing fresh materials–including webinars, fact sheets, podcasts, and monthly newsletters–specifically for our alumni to help them advance in their careers.
Learn about our alumni, their careers, and how we support them.
Nutrition & Public Health
Many alumni go into fields related to nutrition and public health. They are health educators, researchers, clinical dietitians, and more.Meet FoodCorps alumni like Vincent
Our service members receive extensive training to unlock their potential as more effective educators.Meet FoodCorps alumni like Andrea
FoodCorps service members implement hands-on programming every day, often in nonprofit settings.Meet FoodCorps alumni like Stephanie
School Food Leadership
Service members spend much of their year in the cafeteria, making the lunchroom a welcoming place where it’s safe to try new and healthy foods.Meet FoodCorps alumni like Sarah
Policy & Advocacy
Serving with FoodCorps is in many ways about community organizing. Members build skills around mobilizing their communities towards a unified cause.Meet FoodCorps alumni like Rachel
Agriculture & Food Production
Service members spend much of their time pulling weeds and watering school gardens - and many of them fall in love with growing, producing, and promoting local food systems.Meet FoodCorps alumni like Marlie