Opportunities, events, etc.

RFP for Organic Valley Good at Good Food Expo

Bird Sleuth National Challenge

JASON Learning Teacher Training

JASON’s National Educator’s Conference

Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action Course

Call for High School Project Papers in the Marine Sciences

No 501c#? No Problem! Intro to Fiscal Sponsorship

Is your park group looking for more fundraising & development opportunities but not ready to launch a 501c3? Come to this workshop to learn about another alternative: fiscal sponsorship! Our expert speakers will explain how your group can financially partner with an existing nonprofit to take advantage of their 501c3 status. This means more perks— access to charitable donations, grants, tax exempt status, etc.— and less paperwork. Learn the ins and outs of several different fiscal sponsorship programs, hear from community members who have taken this step, get tips for choosing a potential fiscal sponsor, and discover if fiscal sponsorship is right for your group.

Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Arsenal Building (830 5th Ave., 3rd Floor, Manhattan 10065)

Contact: relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org

Grants and L&GD are teaming up for this one with an exciting panel of speakers representing 4 different fiscal sponsors.  Our speakers include: Pfp’s grants team Mike Mullaley and Lindsay SierraJessica Watson from Open Space Institute, Aziz Dehkan of NYC Community Gardens Coalition, Courtney Harge of Fractured Atlas, and Martha Gilpen of Astoria Park Alliance (sharing her groups’ experience utilizing CPF’s fiscal sponsorship program).

 

 

 

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Jobs

Sylvia Center, varied openings

Foodbank for NYC, several positions

Farm Manager Job at Value Added Farm

Campaign Coordinator

Teens for Food Justice is a not-for-profit organization that is galvanizing a
youth-led food justice movement.  TFFJ works in schools in food desert
communities to train youth to build and maintain indoor hydroponic farms,
growing in excess of 20,000 lbs of produce annually. These youth-run farms
serve as local sources for fresh food and centers for nutrition and health
education in their schools and communities.
Position Overview:
Teens for Food Justice is seeking a passionate individual with an
entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, and a desire to join a small, rapidly-
growing organization.  The Campaign Coordinator will work directly with TFFJ’s
Executive Director, Program Manager, Farm Managers, the American Heart
Association, school partners and school-based teams to implement a Healthy
Kids Meal Youth Advocacy campaign at both The Urban Assembly Unison School and
DeWitt Clinton High School, where TFFJ currently operates youth-led farms.
The campaign will also engage students from Martin Luther King Jr. Educational
Campus and Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, both scheduled to launch
TFFJ farms in Fall 2018. The position will involve leading and supporting TFFJ
after school programming; creating, distributing, and analyzing surveys,
creating and modifying curriculum, and planning school-wide and community
events with students, schools, and community partners, all with the goal of
generating youth-led advocacy for healthier meal options for kids.
Position Description:
Position Title : AHA/TFFJ Healthy Kids Meal Youth Advocacy Campaign
Coordinator
Hours: 25 hours per week
Daily schedule will vary depending on after school program hours that require
the Campaign Coordinator’s attendance for supervision and support.Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons will be required at DeWitt Clinton High School and
Wednesday afternoons will be required at The Urban Assembly Unison School.
Some Saturday hours required for event support and all other hours will be
required fullied on a more flexible basis in office, at meetings, or at sites.
Duration : February 1, 2018 through July 1, 2018
Compensation : $20 per hour plus an unlimited metrocard for the duration of
the engagement
Position Overview:
Teens for Food Justice is seeking a passionate individual with an
entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, and a desire to join a small, rapidly-
growing organization.  The Campaign Coordinator will work directly with TFFJ’s
Executive Director, Program Manager, Farm Managers, the American Heart
Association, school partners and school-based teams to implement a Healthy
Kids Meal Youth Advocacy campaign at both The Urban Assembly Unison School and
DeWitt Clinton High School, where TFFJ currently operates youth-led farms.
The campaign will also engage students from Martin Luther King Jr. Educational
Campus and Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, both scheduled to launch
TFFJ farms in Fall 2018. The position will involve leading and supporting TFFJ
after school programming; creating, distributing, and analyzing surveys,
creating and modifying curriculum, and planning school-wide and community
events with students, schools, and community partners, all with the goal of
generating youth-led advocacy for healthier meal options for kids.
Position Description:
Position Title : AHA/TFFJ Healthy Kids Meal Youth Advocacy Campaign
Coordinator
Hours: 25 hours per week
Daily schedule will vary depending on after school program hours that require
the Campaign Coordinator’s attendance for supervision and support.Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons will be required at DeWitt Clinton High School and
Wednesday afternoons will be required at The Urban Assembly Unison School.
Some Saturday hours required for event support and all other hours will be
fulfilled on a more flexible basis in office, at meetings, or at sites.
Duration : February 1, 2018 through July 1, 2018
Compensation : $20 per hour plus an unlimited metrocard for the duration of
the engagement
Application : Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to
Clare Hyre, Program Manager :  chyre@teensforfoodjustice.org
More information on Teens For Food Justice can be found at
Responsibilities:
Programs:
Lead/or support 16 week after school programming with teachers (Program Leads)
and/or mentors
Meet with Program Lead and TFFJ Program Manager to debrief and plan lessons
and community engagement activities
Work with Program Lead and TFFJ Program Manager to create or modify existing
curriculum to focus on Health Kids Meal Youth Advocacy issues like :
Develop maps of local areas and food sources
Lead community research by students into local foodscape
Create lessons to expand study of food deserts to include food swamps
Create lessons structured on fast food marketing and countermarketing
Communicate regularly with American Heart Association Staff and TFFJ staff for
programming resources and support
Lead restaurant survey and food landscape research projects
Analyze data and create final report on restaurant options and kids meals
Community Engagement:
Supervise planning and delivery of student-led community outreach events at
Unison and DeWitt with Lead Teacher, and/or mentors, school administration,
community stakeholders, and the American Heart Association.  Events include :
Student-led presentation at each site to highlight work (assembly, poster,
video)
Youth Conference – including students from both sites with student led
workshops and presentations
Youth advocacy campaign with students from all four sites  to government
offices
Culminating large-scale community celebratory/advocacy events at both sites
     2. Maintain relationships and coordinate with all school staff and
community partners.
Promote and manage school involvement with the after school program as an
educational resource, including overseeing communication between community
partners, faculty, program staff, and farm staff
Identify and cultivate new TFFJ program partnerships and community engagement
opportunities at each site/s that relate to Healthy Kids Meals
Build relationships with new school sites and identify students capable of
joining advocacy campaign team with students from existing sites
Capacity Building and Staff/Mentor Management:
Support and collaborate with all program staff – TFFJ Program Manager, Program
Leads and Mentors, Farm Managers, Communications and Development staff during
duration of engagement
Establish and maintain effective communication norms between team members at
sites
Manage mentors and ensure student participation in programming
Working closely and professionally with administration, community partners,
and the American Heart Association
Qualifications
Required:
Graduate of a Master’s Program or a Master’s candidate, ideally studying (or
completed degree in) education, public health, food studies, nutrition,
environmental studies, social services or community development.
Some relevant management experience, preferably in education, food, or a
related field
Some teaching experience (teaching certificate not required)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Confidence initiating and maintaining relationships with students, teachers,
mentors, various stakeholders, and families and community members at TFFJ
school sites
Passionate about education, food justice, youth empowerment, and food advocacy
Must be willing to participate in and able to pass criminal background check
An ideal candidate will :
Bring energy and passion to the classroom and community events
Be able to work independently and have strong personal motivation
Collaborate with diverse groups and be able to maintain a professional and
respectful relationship with students, TFFJ staff, teachers, mentors, and
various stakeholders
Support/collaborate to improve the TFFJ program at site with Program Lead,
TFFJ Program Manager, TFFJ Executive Director, School Administration, American
Heart Association and other community partners
More information on Teens For Food Justice can be found at
Responsibilities:
Programs:
Lead/or support 16 week after school programming with teachers (Program Leads)
and/or mentors
Meet with Program Lead and TFFJ Program Manager to debrief and plan lessons
and community engagement activities
Work with Program Lead and TFFJ Program Manager to create or modify existing
curriculum to focus on Health Kids Meal Youth Advocacy issues like :
Develop maps of local areas and food sources
Lead community research by students into local foodscape
Create lessons to expand study of food deserts to include food swamps
Create lessons structured on fast food marketing and countermarketing
Communicate regularly with American Heart Association Staff and TFFJ staff for
programming resources and support
Lead restaurant survey and food landscape research projects
Analyze data and create final report on restaurant options and kids meals
Community Engagement:
Supervise planning and delivery of student-led community outreach events at
Unison and DeWitt with Lead Teacher, and/or mentors, school administration,
community stakeholders, and the American Heart Association.  Events include :
Student-led presentation at each site to highlight work (assembly, poster,
video)
Youth Conference – including students from both sites with student led
workshops and presentations
Youth advocacy campaign with students from all four sites  to government
offices
Culminating large-scale community celebratory/advocacy events at both sites
     2. Maintain relationships and coordinate with all school staff and
community partners.
Promote and manage school involvement with the after school program as an
educational resource, including overseeing communication between community
partners, faculty, program staff, and farm staff
Identify and cultivate new TFFJ program partnerships and community engagement
opportunities at each site/s that relate to Healthy Kids Meals
Build relationships with new school sites and identify students capable of
joining advocacy campaign team with students from existing sites
Capacity Building and Staff/Mentor Management:
Support and collaborate with all program staff – TFFJ Program Manager, Program
Leads and Mentors, Farm Managers, Communications and Development staff during
duration of engagement
Establish and maintain effective communication norms between team members at
sites
Manage mentors and ensure student participation in programming
Working closely and professionally with administration, community partners,
and the American Heart Association
Qualifications
Required:
Graduate of a Master’s Program or a Master’s candidate, ideally studying (or
completed degree in) education, public health, food studies, nutrition,
environmental studies, social services or community development.
Some relevant management experience, preferably in education, food, or a
related field
Some teaching experience (teaching certificate not required)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Confidence initiating and maintaining relationships with students, teachers,
mentors, various stakeholders, and families and community members at TFFJ
school sites
Passionate about education, food justice, youth empowerment, and food advocacy
Must be willing to participate in and able to pass criminal background check
An ideal candidate will :
Bring energy and passion to the classroom and community events
Be able to work independently and have strong personal motivation
Collaborate with diverse groups and be able to maintain a professional and
respectful relationship with students, TFFJ staff, teachers, mentors, and
various stakeholders
Support/collaborate to improve the TFFJ program at site with Program Lead,
TFFJ Program Manager, TFFJ Executive Director, School Administration, American
Heart Association and other community partners

 

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Grants, etc.

Greening Forward Student Blog Competition

Environmental Justice Grant Program

Innovation Education Award

Cal Water H2O Challenge

Steelcase Active Learning Grant

VOYA Foundation Grants (STEM and Literacy)

McCarthey Dressman

The Braitmeyer Foundation

Exploravision Competition

Helping Hands Grants (really good opportunity for partnerships here)

O’Neill Foundation

Allen Foundation

Pershing Square Foundation

National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant

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D3 Green Schools Group and NY Sun Works Garden Funding Workshop

Dear School Garden Group:

Hoping to fund a school garden or hydroponic science lab?

Come Join NY Sun Works & the D3 Green Schools Group for a Fundraising Workshop.

Workshop will cover:

o RESO A funding from City Council/Borough Presidents

o Grantwriting presentation by Grow to Learn

o Crowdfunding presentation by ioby

o Galaxy Budget allocations

Deadlines are coming up soon!

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

9-11 am

@ NY Sun Works

157 Columbus Ave.

4th Floor Conference Room

Space is limited – please RSVP to Megan Nordgrén: megan

See attached flyer for details.

Funding Workshop Invite_17 Jan 18.pdf

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Job

Headquartered in New York, Butter Beans Inc. provides healthy meals and food education for bodies and minds through our tasty, nutritious school lunch program, Food & Garden Summer Camp, and After-School Cooking Classes aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of children today. Butter Beans Cooking Classes teach students about food seasonality, international cuisines, nutrition, and mindfulness through creative and collaborative recipes.

We seek an enthusiastic and reliable After-School Cooking Class Teacher who is passionate about healthy eating, cooking, nutrition, and teaching children how to create nourishing meals. This position will report directly to the Wellness Program Manager and Director of Food Education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead after-school cooking classes, which include teaching culinary skills, nutrition information, food literacy, and agricultural understanding.

  • Ensure all materials and ingredients are ready for class each week, and guide the successful completion of recipes during class time.

  • Ensure the health and safety of all students in the program: good hygiene, food safety, and responsible use of knives.

  • Foster a collaborative learning environment for students to explore new cuisines, food literacy, and a deeper understanding of healthy food systems.

  • Help inspire and motivate students to try new foods & make healthy food choices by setting the example and promoting dynamic class participation.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching children, ages 4-15

  • Strong classroom management skills and understanding of student safety

  • Dependable team player and problem solver

  • Resourceful, dynamic, patient and flexible

  • Strong work ethic and a good sense of humor

  • Excellent communication skills, creative and open to sharing ideas

  • Knowledgeable about culinary skills, nutrition, and food education

  • Passionate about creating healthy communities through nutritious and seasonal meals

Compensation and Time Commitment

Location: Butter Beans teaches at schools throughout NYC. The location of the job will depend upon the school assignment.

Schedule: This position is available during the school year (September-June), with the potential for growth with the company into other opportunities. Start time and class length vary based on the school, but typically fall between the hours of 2:30pm and 5:30pm.

Compensation: Competitive hourly rate, based upon experience.

To apply: please submit your resume, three work references, weekday and weekend availability and a short letter of interest to classes@butterbeanskitchen.com.

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Opportunities

Online Pollinator Habitat Course

Stone Barns Exchange Fellowship

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

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Grants, awards, etc.

ZWS WEBSITE MINI CONTESTS
Two mini contests are now taking place on the ZWS Website.  Post a picture of your Green Team in action for a chance to win. Don’t have an account? Signing up is easy. View our short video for step by step sign up instructions. You will be posting–and maybe winning–in no time!
#TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork
Win T-shirts and reusable bags for your class.
To win prizes, you MUST complete steps 1 and 2!
Step 1: Post a picture/video of your cafeteria sorting station. In the caption, tell us what’s working and what can be improved. Use the hashtag #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork.
Step 2: Post a group picture/video of your Custodian Engineer OR Principal with members of your Green Team. In the caption, include their response to one of the following questions:
* What is our school’s biggest challenge when it comes to recycling?
* How can our Green Team help make your job easier?
* Your own question about recycling!
Post both pictures/videos by January 19th to win t-shirts for your class!
If you interview both your Custodian AND Principal, you can also win reusable 0 x 30 bags for your class!
#AboveAndBeyond
Win a pizza party for your Green Team or class and Zero Waste Schools pencils for your school.
To win prizes, post a picture of recycling efforts in your school that go above and beyond the usual daily routines. Entries due by February 20.
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