As alumni, you continue to be an important part of The Food Project. We hope to keep you connected to our work, each other, and the vital issues of our time. There are many ways to stay involved with The Food Project, including our blog, reunions and special events, and the Alumni Consultant Program.
You can also stay in touch with The Food project and help us improve our programs by emailing [email protected] or calling 781-259-8621 x22. Be sure to check out pictures from your time at The Food Project and learn about each other in our alumni profiles.
● Read our blog to follow The Food Project’s events, people, and achievements. Submit your own blog entries about your experiences at The Food Project, what you are doing now, and how to get connected to the real food movement to [email protected].
● Check this web page for information about reunions and special events where you can connect with other alumni, The Food Project staff, and community partners. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-259-8621 x22 for more information.
● Keep us updated with where you are and what you have been doing. Please send us your current phone number and email address and connect with us on LinkedIn. In addition, we are always looking for alumni profiles to feature on our website and printed materials. Please email email@example.com to share your story!
● Apply for the Alumni Consultant Program. See the description below of how alumni consultants help to further the mission and vision of The Food Project.
● Volunteer your time to help The Food Project! Spend a Saturday in the spring or fall working on the land with the D.I.R.T. Crew. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-259-8621 x26 for more information.
● Bring your friends or co-workers out to the farm. Sign up your school, office, church, or other organization to participate in a weekday or weekend Serve & Grow session at one of our farms. Email email@example.com or call 781-259-8621 x26 for more information.
● Help us recruit the next generation of The Food Project youth! Talk to young people about your experience in our Seed,Dirt, or Root Crews. Direct teenagers to look at our Youth programs page for more information.
In our Alumni Consultant Program, young adults who have participated in our Summer Youth Program, Academic Year Program, and/or Internship Program return to The Food Project as consultants to help fill our organizational needs and work to expand our network of real food advocates. Alumni consultants sell produce at farmers’ markets, help with fieldwork, speak at fundraising events, and more. This program allows alumni to continue to engage with the organization and further their involvement in the real food movement beyond their time in our Youth Programs. In return, The Food Project receives valuable help from the people who know us best!
The Food Project’s photo yearbooks show images of our youth hard at work ranging back to our first year on the farm! Click on the links below to see images from past Summer Youth Programs.
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In honor of twenty years of youth develpment and sustainable agriculture, we have been reconnecting with many of our youth programs alumni from the past two decades. Check out these stories about their time at The Food Project and what they have been up to since!
Felix Arroyo SYP 1992, Boston City Councilor At-Large - "I didn't know that you could eat corn raw. I didn't know that was an option. I didn't know that [eating] green beans raw was an option -- at all!"
Alex Lebow SYP 2001, Special Assistant, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu - "I would cite The Food Project for providing me with the resources and mindset to be successful."
Mark Liu SYP 1998, Deputy Director, Chinese Progressive Association - "The Food Project was an important space for me because it brings ... disparate worlds together."
Sarah Michelson SYP 2003, AmeriCorps Serivce Member, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center - "[At The Food Project,] we had really frank conversations about things like race and class with a really diverse group of people... I had never had that before."
Jahera Otieno SYP 1994, Program Management Officer, World Vision - "The staff of TFP are really good at seeing potential in young people. They will hold out their hand for you ... and it's on that young person to take their hand."
Shirin Sioshansi SYP 1995, Physician, UMass Memorial Medical Center - "When I was younger, I would have never considered myself a leader."
We would love to feature more alumni profiles on our website! Please let us know what you have been doing since your involvement with The Food Project. You can contact the Alumni Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-259-8621 x22.