Advocacy opportunities at LaGuardia CARES--we want all our students to receive access to healthy nutritious food. How can you help?
LaGuardia Humanitarian Initiative (LHI) is an inclusive platform for students, faculty, and staff foregrounding pedagogical inquiry, civic engagement and academic service learning by facilitating a year-long college-wide inquiry of a global issue as addressed by the United Nations. Through partnerships with local and global NGOs, students gain access to career opportunities and professional development workshops. Ultimately students are mentored on how to translate their classroom learning to advocate, educate, and support their communities.
Since 1983, Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty for New Yorkers. It is the city’s largest hunger-relief organization and works to help low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.
Research from Food Bank For New York City:
The Western Queens Food Co-op mission is to provide local, fresh, affordable, sustainable and culturally relevant food through a food cooperative in Western Queens. They are in their second year of organizing to make the Co-op a reality in 3 to 5 years. They will work with local food sources to provide the Queens community with an option other than corporate supermarkets and one that is mutually responsible to the community and the earth.
Water for South Sudan's mission is to efficiently and sustainably provide access to clean, safe water, and improving hygiene and sanitation practices in areas of great need for—and with—the people of South Sudan.
American Women for International Understanding champions a more just, economically-sound and humane society around the globe. Their advocacy begins with a strong foundation here at home, where racism and discrimination have no place. Their mission drives them to build a better world with understanding, compassion and respect for all.
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