Eat Smart NY - PROJECT FILLED

Worksite Location
CCE Broome County
Faculty Sponsor
Tom Hirschl
Field Mentors/Supervisors
June Mead, CCE Broome County
Project Summary and Intended Outcomes

This project is defined by two phases. First, a set of four to eight students in "Comparative Social Inequality" will travel to Binghamton and work with grant personnel to identify specific pathways to reducing food insecurity within the community using available means specified in the grant. This group of students will write a written report, and present their report orally to the full class. 

Second, a subset of two or three the students from Phase 1 will enter the CALS Intern program and spend the summer in Binghamton working on implementing the pathways for food insecurity reduction, and empirically measure the extent that these pathway(s) succeed or fail. Besides working for the summer, these two or three students will take a spring 2017, one credit course preparing them for the summer internship.

Roles and Responsibilities

Assess program, determine reason(s) for success or failure

Qualifications and Previous Coursework

At least two courses in sociology

Benefits and Skills

Demonstrate independence and leadership in connecting and extending knowledge from academic study to civic life, politics, and government within diverse communities and cultures. Analyze and reflect on the aims and accomplishments of engaged actions.