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Boston to Host Swearing-In of Second Year Class of National Anti-Hunger Service Program
What: To highlight the success of its anti-hunger national service program, the NYC Coalition Against Hunger will hold a swearing-in ceremony for the second class of the VISTA Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Boston Public Library in Back Bay.
NYCCAH will be joined by the Corps’ funders and program sponsors, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. NYCCAH will also acknowledge the generous funding support of the Walmart Foundation.
The swearing-in will signal the transition from being a candidate for membership in the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, to being a full-fledged VISTA member. Mary Strasser, the director of VISTA, will administer the oath of service to the candidates.
Who: Mary Strasser, Director of Volunteers in Service to America; Malcolm Coles, CNCS Area Manager for the Atlantic Cluster; James Arena-DeRosa, Northeast Regional Administrator, USDA Food & Nutrition Service; Joel Berg, Executive Director at the NYC Coalition Against Hunger; Nearly 40 Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps members, representing the second year class of Corps members serving in 16 states.
When & Where: Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11 a.m., Swearing-In Ceremony of Second Class of the Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street – Back Bay
Why: The Anti-Hunger & Opportunity Corps was established to engage AmeriCorps VISTA members in achieving long-term hunger relief by working with community-based organizations that address hunger. The VISTA members will build the capacity of communities to address hunger and work toward long-term hunger solutions.