Field Education Sites

Food Project

10 Lewis Street
Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 259-8621
Fax: (781) 259-9659
Web address: www.thefoodproject.org
Email: jgoulet@thefoodproject.org

Contact Person(s):

Mr. Julian Goulet

Organization Description:

The Project provides a practical education in community service, diversity and stewardship of the land through farming. We work with an educationally, economically, racially and ethnically diverse group of teens from the city and suburbs of Boston and the North Shore. We grow 250,000 pounds of fresh, high quality vegetables for soup kitchens, homeless shelters, farmers' markets and suburban customers. We reclaim vacant land for food production in Roxbury and farm on 31 acres in Lincoln. There is a strong education and training component to the program, covering varied issues from diversity and leadership development to hunger, nutrition and food security. There is an intense commitment to youth development and teaching young people how to create personal and social change through sustainable agriculture.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Divinity School students working with the Food Project have the opportunity to approach ministry from many practical and often unconventional angles at all times of the year. Students will help run a structured, year-round service and learning program for teens. Other areas of responsibility (or entire placements) can include curriculum development, communication and outreach, fundraising, business skills development and community organizing.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

Weekly meeting with the supervisor.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Offices in Dorchester and Lincoln. Both offices are accessible by public transportation.

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