10th Class, 2003-2004
Field Placement: Florida Impact (Tallahassee, FL)
In order to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program, Corina coordinated community outreach and led meetings of community leaders in northern Florida counties not yet providing adequate Summer Food Service Program meals to eligible children. She was also trained in current Food Stamp Program regulations and prescreening software, and assisted in the expansion of the Florida Food Resource Helpline, a project designed to facilitate the Food Stamp Program application process for low-income adults and families across the state.
Hunger Free Community Report:
Five Year Strategic Plan to Stamp Out Hunger is a report for Florida’s Food Security Team, the coalition of state agencies that administer USDA nutrition programs and their community based partners. The report outlines the coalition’s progress of 2003 and makes recommendations for the future.
Policy Placement: Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural (Washington, DC)
Corina worked to expand communication and outreach efforts among members of the Coalition’s alliance of regionally and culturally diverse organizations working to build a more just and sustainable food system. Coalition goals included bringing fair returns to minority and other small farmers and rural communities; ensuring just and fair working conditions for farmworkers; protecting the environment; and delivering safe and healthy food to consumers.
Corina, originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Sustainable Systems from Berea College in Kentucky. She has tutored and mentored community school children, studied cultural anthropology in Kenya, and worked on organic farms in Ireland. Corina also spent a summer as an intern for Hartford Food Systems’ Community Supported Agriculture project near Hartford, Connecticut.