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The Consolidated School District of New Britain

The vision of the Consolidated School District of New Britain is to pursue excellence one student at a time. The mission of the Consolidated School District of New Britain is as follows: In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education so our students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future.

Each service member will be immersed in one or two elementary schools where they will be engaged in a variety of community events through the present partnership between The Consolidated School District of New Britain and member organizations of The Coalition for New Britain’s Youth- including New Britain ROOTS (a former FoodCorps service site dedicated to increasing food access and food education around the city). On a day-to-day basis, the service member’s tasks will include but not be limited to: partnering with teachers to implement hands-on garden and nutrition lessons during the school day; tapping into already existing afterschool programs at the school to deliver food-based education during that time, and, partnering with New Britain Food Services (operated by Whiston’s) to deliver school-wide taste-tests of new and exciting recipes. Service members will also, at times, engage in district-wide efforts related to student feedback about the meals, and the Wellness Committee iniaitives. Due to unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, or a similar emergency event at the local or national level, FoodCorps in partnership with the service site may modify or change the service activities.

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

  • Gardening (Greenhouse Growing if possible)
  • Experience with kids
  • Availability for after-school programming
  • Google Suite Knowledge
  • Car required

The vision of the Consolidated School District of New Britain is to pursue excellence one student at a time. The mission of the Consolidated School District of New Britain is as follows: In partnership with family and community, the Consolidated School District of New Britain works to provide the best personalized and comprehensive whole-child education so our students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future.

Each service member will be immersed in one or two elementary schools where they will be engaged in a variety of community events through the present partnership between The Consolidated School District of New Britain and member organizations of The Coalition for New Britain’s Youth- including New Britain ROOTS (a former FoodCorps service site dedicated to increasing food access and food education around the city). On a day-to-day basis, the service member’s tasks will include but not be limited to: partnering with teachers to implement hands-on garden and nutrition lessons during the school day; tapping into already existing afterschool programs at the school to deliver food-based education during that time, and, partnering with New Britain Food Services (operated by Whiston’s) to deliver school-wide taste-tests of new and exciting recipes. Service members will also, at times, engage in district-wide efforts related to student feedback about the meals, and the Wellness Committee iniaitives. Due to unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, or a similar emergency event at the local or national level, FoodCorps in partnership with the service site may modify or change the service activities.

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

  • Gardening (Greenhouse Growing if possible)
  • Experience with kids
  • Availability for after-school programming
  • Google Suite Knowledge
  • Car required