The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program educates participants on local and national hunger and poverty issues, which help them discover alternate solutions and help rally political change.
A year round Fellows Program starts each August, with 20 people from different parts of America. Emerson Fellows gain experience working in community based organization, as well as nonprofits and government agencies. Help with housing, a living stipend and health insurance are provided while the Emerson Fellows are in service.
The deadline to apply for the 2013-2014 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is January 14, 2013.
Urban Adamah 1050 Parker Street Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 649-1595
Urban Adamah has a 3 month Urban Farming Fellowship for young adults. Participants live in Berkeley near the Urban Adamah's farm. They will learn about sustainable urban agriculture, leadership, community development, Jewish living, social justice and organic farming.
The Urban Farming Fellowship Program's fee is subsidized and includes educational and housing costs.
Fellows for the Spring 2013 program, (March 3rd – May 27th), will be chosen by January 10, 2013.
People's Grocery 909 - 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (cross street is Market St.) (510) 652-7607 Ext. 22
People's Grocery has a 3 month unpaid allyship program that is both hands on and educational. Each ally is taught about food justice through books, a film series and workshops. They can choose to work in either the California Hotel, Growing Justice Institute, Strategic Partnership or a Special Project for 20 hours a week. At the completion of the Food Justice Allyship Program, participants receive a People's Grocery Food Justice certificate.
City Slicker Farms 1625 16th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (510)763-4241
Allyships are unpaid urban farming internships at City Slicker Farms. Interns are able to learn about urban agriculture and food justice while helping City Slicker Farms promote self-sufficiency within the West Oakland community.
Fall 2012 Allyship positions are currently available. City Slicker Farms welcomes volunteers too!