April 2016 E-News

posted by Fresno Metro Ministry
on 11 April 2016
Let's Kick-Off Spring with a Garden Party!           
Join us this Saturday, April 9 from 10am - 1pm at the Lowell Garden Party! Bring your family and friends to tour the garden, participate in planting activities for families, learn about Hunger Action Day and enjoy music and delicious fruit and vegetable samples from OOOOBY.
As part of the Fresno County Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) initiative, Metro & Food Commons Fresno will showcase their Farm to School innovations and opportunities to connect locally grown food to community residents in low-income food desert areas of Fresno.
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The Partnerships to Improve Community Health Initiative is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative.
Interested in Working on Community Food Systems?
Fresno Metro Ministry is inviting qualified candidates to apply for the Food to Share Program Support Assistant position within our Community Food Systems program. The ideal candidate is fluent in Spanish and English with community outreach experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Related experience in community food systems (e.g. increasing access to healthy food, Cal Fresh enrollment, etc.) is preferred, but not necessary.
The Program Support Assistant needs to be a highly motivated individual with a passion for cross-sector collaboration, community development and multicultural community leadership in a high energy environment. The Program Support Assistant will work closely with the Director of Communications & Development/Community Food Systems Program Director, Food to Share Co-Managers, Community-Builders and sub-contractors to assist in the implementation of specific outreach projects and/or initiatives that support increasing access to nutritious food in underserved communities.
Click the Job Description link below for a detailed description of qualifications and duties expected of the successful candidate, along with instructions on applying. Review of applications will begin ASAP and interviews will begin mid-April 2016. Applications accepted until position is filled.
Jose State University.
Join the Healthy People, Healthy Places Network
Metro's Healthy People, Healthy Places Network is gearing up for our next regional gathering and learning opportunity in May. We will be spending time with neighborhood leaders from North Valley counties from Fresno, Madera, Merced and Stanislaus to share experiences and learn about improving our neighborhoods by advocating for smart growth, economic development, mixed income housing, increased active transportation and improved public transit.
There are a number of local, regional and statewide opportunities to make changes and bring more resources to Valley communities... Let's brainstorm to harness our collective power! We can work together to reduce air pollution, address climate change and see real results in our neighborhoods. To join the planning team or discuss learning opportunities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 485-1416.
 Register Today for the Work of Our Hands Summit
Business professionals, non-profit leaders, pastors, students and all who wish something could be done to create a flourishing community, and understand that we must go beyond charity to achieve it, you don't want to miss
The Work of Our Hands Summit Series.

Upcoming Events                               
Free Tax Prep & Resource Fair
Saturday, April 9
Lowell Garden Party
Saturday, April 9
37th Annual Sunshine Day-
Celebrating Our Youngest Learners
Saturday, April 16
Off the Wall Auction & Bazaar
Saturday, April 16
3 - 6pm
Earth Day Fresno 2016
Saturday, April 23
10am - 4pm
United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties Job Fair
Wednesday, April 20
10am - 2pm  
Neighborhood Markets Food Give Away
Tuesday, April 26
1 - 3 pm (Health & Wellness Workshop 12-1 pm)

Do you have community events you want to share?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.by the 1st Monday of the month.
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