Skip to content
Thumb

Middletown Board of Education

Middletown Public Schools consists of 11 schools, 8 elementary, 2 middle, 1 high school, and 1 transition academy. The district serves just under 5,000 students, 28% of whom are Black or African American, 51% of whom are Hispanic or Latinx, and 18% of whom are White. As a district, the majority of students receive free/reduced price lunch. The FoodCorps program is overseen and supported by school principals, the food services department, Community Health Center Inc., and the extended learning (after-school) programming department. The vision of the school district is to unlock their potential of ALL students. The district hopes to propel ALL students into higher education, provide the necessary skills to enhance an ever changing workforce, and lament the core knowledge students need to become engaged members of the community. Middletown Public Schools is located in Middletown, is a city of 48,000 people located in the ‘middle’ of the state. The city itself is forty-two square miles and includes a mix of rural, urban, and suburban areas. The city’s downtown area boasts many tasty restaurants, bookstores, and theaters.

The three service members with Middletown Public Schools will each spend most of their time at two schools each in the district. At their schools, the service members will work in conjunction with the staff to develop a time for classroom instruction related to food education, and gardening. The members will also help to incorporate hands-on garden, cooking, and nutrition lessons into daily afterschool programming when applicable at their schools. Finally, the service members will also offer taste-tests for students, allowing them the opportunity to try new foods in the cafeteria.

FoodCorps service members at this site are part of a Connecticut cohort that includes 18 members in 8 communities across the state. Connecticut is one of FoodCorps’ largest group of corps members, and with the small geography of the state, members can frequently collaborate in person. These service members are creating powerful relationships with the wide variety of organizations and individuals that make up the networks addressing food systems change across the state and region. Serving in Connecticut means you are part of a close-knit FoodCorps team, enjoy ample opportunity for a wide range of professional development, and have the chance to make a huge impact in the state with the second-highest income disparity in the nation. The FoodCorps CT cohort is part of a much larger network of organizations and agencies dedicated to farm-to-school work, including, but not limited to: the University of Connecticut, CT State Department of Education, CT Department of Agriculture, CT Department of Public Health, Common Ground, CT Farm to School Collaborative, Keney Park Sustainability Project, Brigaid, New England Dairy, and New Britain ROOTS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with kids
  • Strong anti-racism lens
  • Availability for after-school programming
  • Community organizing knowledge
  • Basic gardening and cooking knowledge
  • Car required

Middletown Public Schools consists of 11 schools, 8 elementary, 2 middle, 1 high school, and 1 transition academy. The district serves just under 5,000 students, 28% of whom are Black or African American, 51% of whom are Hispanic or Latinx, and 18% of whom are White. As a district, the majority of students receive free/reduced price lunch. The FoodCorps program is overseen and supported by school principals, the food services department, Community Health Center Inc., and the extended learning (after-school) programming department. The vision of the school district is to unlock their potential of ALL students. The district hopes to propel ALL students into higher education, provide the necessary skills to enhance an ever changing workforce, and lament the core knowledge students need to become engaged members of the community. Middletown Public Schools is located in Middletown, is a city of 48,000 people located in the ‘middle’ of the state. The city itself is forty-two square miles and includes a mix of rural, urban, and suburban areas. The city’s downtown area boasts many tasty restaurants, bookstores, and theaters.

The three service members with Middletown Public Schools will each spend most of their time at two schools each in the district. At their schools, the service members will work in conjunction with the staff to develop a time for classroom instruction related to food education, and gardening. The members will also help to incorporate hands-on garden, cooking, and nutrition lessons into daily afterschool programming when applicable at their schools. Finally, the service members will also offer taste-tests for students, allowing them the opportunity to try new foods in the cafeteria.

FoodCorps service members at this site are part of a Connecticut cohort that includes 18 members in 8 communities across the state. Connecticut is one of FoodCorps’ largest group of corps members, and with the small geography of the state, members can frequently collaborate in person. These service members are creating powerful relationships with the wide variety of organizations and individuals that make up the networks addressing food systems change across the state and region. Serving in Connecticut means you are part of a close-knit FoodCorps team, enjoy ample opportunity for a wide range of professional development, and have the chance to make a huge impact in the state with the second-highest income disparity in the nation. The FoodCorps CT cohort is part of a much larger network of organizations and agencies dedicated to farm-to-school work, including, but not limited to: the University of Connecticut, CT State Department of Education, CT Department of Agriculture, CT Department of Public Health, Common Ground, CT Farm to School Collaborative, Keney Park Sustainability Project, Brigaid, New England Dairy, and New Britain ROOTS.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with kids
  • Strong anti-racism lens
  • Availability for after-school programming
  • Community organizing knowledge
  • Basic gardening and cooking knowledge
  • Car required