Good Food For All Conference - Thursday, May 12th
2nd annual Good Food for All Conference
Thursday, May 12th
10am-3pm
Parkway Central Library Culinary Literacy Center
1901 Vine St., 4th Floor
http://www.hungercoalition.org/GoodFoodForAll

The conference brings together 150+ SNAP recipients, volunteers, community members, hunger fighters, farmers, nutritionists, educators, service providers and other partners, to share knowledge and resources. Choose from 12 workshops, panels, and cooking lessons, plus lunch with keynote speaker Karen Washington, and shared resource tables.    This event sold out last year so we encourage anyone interested to register asap. It's a great professional development opportunity, and free for SNAP eligible attendees. More details about the sessions are in the attached flier and the link above. Those without internet access can register by phone.


Be a mentor with University-Assisted Physical Activity and Recess
Are you interested in going back to the ‘90's to play games at recess? Do you miss PE class? A team of Penn students is working on introducing a University-Assisted Physical Activity program in our partner schools in West Philadelphia. We think local students should have more opportunities to play and that Penn students who enjoy working with kids can help make this happen. For us to get started, we need students who love games and kids to join us. We are currently assembling a Student Executive Board for this program so there are opportunities for you to help shape this brand new initiative. If this sounds like you or if you'd like more information, please reach out to us at pennuapa@gmail.com.

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions in Philadelphia
Lake Effect Leaders, an AmeriCorps VISTA project, hosted by Allegheny College in coordination with Gannon University and Mercyhurst University, invites applications for 30 year-long service positions in Pittsburgh, Erie County, Crawford County, York County and Philadelphia.

These positions are non-Allegheny College positions supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Ideal candidates will have earned a bachelor's degree. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve to build capacity for nonprofit organizations and schools in the areas of fund development, program development, volunteer mobilization and management, and social media and marketing.

Members receive a living allowance, end of service award, housing stipend, health care, and loan forbearance. Positions begin July 25, 2016.

The position available in Philadelphia is with Resources for Human Development, where the VISTA member will increase community awareness of the Health Annex through personal interactions, written communications, social media, and participation in community meetings and events. He/she will also expand and strengthen partnerships in Southwest Philadelphia by participating in existing coalitions. The VISTA member will design and help implement an outreach plan to connect with community members of the identified underserved populations. The member will build on groundwork completed by previous VISTA members to further increase the numbers of volunteers and volunteer utilization. The Health Annex will look to help bring individuals out of poverty by getting patients health insurance and address existing health needs.

For information about positions available statewide and how to apply, please visit: lakeeffectleaders.org.