Session 1 Workshops | Nuts & Bolts: Organizational and Project Development

Building Partnerships at a Community-Based Organization: Lessons Learned on the Ground

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Community-based organizations are crucial players in our increasingly collaborative food movement. This workshop will explore lessons learned around collaboration on the community level based on the experiences of the speakers and the workshop participants. Participants will discuss critical questions about how we in the food movement can facilitate relationships based on trust, understanding, commitment, and flexibility. The speakers will share their own experiences working on collaborative food projects and will offer recommendations and tools. Finally, participants will strategize approaches for their own partnerships. This workshop is intended for those who are navigating partnerships with or based at a community-based organization. Members of community groups are also invited.

Speakers: Taisy Conk, Director, Community Food Action, New Settlement ApartmentsAnyela Duarte, Director, Multicultural Afterschool Program, New Settlement ApartmentsVivian Vazquez, Director, Community School Partnerships, New Settlement Apartments

 

Building your Base: Techniques for Raising Funds and Friends

ROOM: TBD

Come join Cause Effective to learn how to​ ​you can translate donors' concerns into a strong fundraising position for the challenging times ahead. We’ll cover how to think about fundraising in a year-round way and specific techniques for donor prospecting and cultivation, then dive a little deeper into various tools for individual donor fundraising and community engagement including events, crowdfunding and annual appeals. This workshop will provide a solid introduction for new fundraisers, and give you everything you need to know to set you and your allies/members/board of directors on the path to raising more cash!

Speakers: Greogry Cohen, Associate Director, Cause Effective; Rashi Desai, Program Associate, Cause Effective

 

Children’s Literature in the Garden

Room: TBD

More information on this workshop coming soon! 

 

Food Justice & Food Pantries: Beyond Charity, Addressing Racism and Poverty at the Root

ROOM: TBD

This panel will address how food pantries are working in intersectional ways to create a more just food environment. Speakers will share ways that they are working to dismantle structural racial inequities in order to ultimately decrease the need for food pantries in their communities.  Panelists will highlight their respective food projects -- such as engaging a juvenile detention program; growing their own food on site and in the neighborhood; creating good food jobs; and helping to establish more options for affordable, fresh, local produce outlets nearby.

Moderator: Suzanne Baab, Why Hunger
Panelists: Mireille Massac, CDSC; Ashleigh Eubanks, NEBHDCo; Doug DeCandia, Food Bank for Westchester

 

Food Justice & Emergency Food: Getting Beyond Direct Service and Addressing Poverty at the Root!

Room: TBD

More information on this workshop coming soon! 

 

Increasing Representation of People of Color in Food Justice Organizations

Room: TBD

More information on this workshop coming soon! 

Speakers: Rasheed Hislop

 

Making Science & Math Meaningful for Students with Disabilities Through Community Supported Agriculture & Urban Gardens

Room: TBD

This workshop highlights efforts to tackle inclusivity for people with disabilities. We will explore how integrating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and urban gardening into math and science curriculum's align with multi-sensory and project-based learning approaches. We will share how a CSA and urban garden help foster adaptive skills for students with disabilities. Through these projects, people with disabilities are afforded greater opportunity for inclusion. Participants will leave with a concrete guide to develop and implement an urban gardening and CSA curriculum as well as opportunities to brainstorm with colleagues about goals and skills applicable to their classroom settings.

Speakers: Danielle Egic, M.S.E.; Cassandra Manzo, B.A.

Nuts & Bolts: Organizational and Project Development