Zero Hunger Academy
Looking for a way to share the Hunger Center’s decades of expertise on food security and leadership development with your network? Through Zero Hunger Academy, a new online platform, you can do just that.
Zero Hunger Academy is an online platform to train
new advocates for effective anti-hunger response.
Zero Hunger Academy hosts our entry-level course on domestic hunger, which is adapted from our food security and leadership curriculum for the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship Program. It is intended for individuals, universities, student groups, boards of directors, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, and other networks who want to develop anti-hunger knowledge and advocacy skills.
Through this series of learning modules, participants increase their understanding of the scale of domestic hunger, the root causes of hunger and poverty, and evidence-based policy solutions that reduce hunger. Participants also access resources to help them advocate local, state, and federal policies that prevent and reduce food insecurity.
The course is self-paced, with each level taking roughly 2-3 hours to complete. Upon completion of all modules, participants receive a certificate from the Congressional Hunger Center, and are prepared with a baseline of information to become better anti-hunger advocates in their communities.
our entry-level Course
The first level illuminates the scale of hunger in the United States, equipping new advocates with an understanding of the most important concepts, debates, and terms in the anti-hunger policyconversations. “The Basics” explains the evolution of anti-poverty programs and the social safety net and clarifies often-used terms and indicators that are critical to understanding domestic hunger.
The Root Causes of Domestic Hunger and Poverty
The next level explores why certain demographics are more likely to experience hunger, examines economic and geographic factors that contribute to hunger, and connects seemingly unassociated problems (e.g., access to transit) that contribute to hunger. This module gives new advocates an understanding of the factors that have the largest impact in creating hunger.
The Policy-Making Process
The third level covers how Congress works, how a bill becomes a law, and how lower levels of government can impact the way federal anti-hunger policy is implemented.
The final level explores different types of advocacy and provides examples of how participants can engage their communities in anti-hunger advocacy. It also presents participants with tools and resources to become effective anti-hunger advocates.
Develop your advocacy capacity with Zero Hunger Academy today
Enroll in Zero Hunger Academy as an individual today to expand your content knowledge and leadership skills.