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Bright Future

30 September 2015

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by: Chris Jadallah, The Bay Area has historically been a progressive-minded place for individuals to come together, share revolutionary ideas, and work toward their vision of a brighter future. The food justice movement in Oakland provides a beautiful and compelling example. Grassroots efforts spearheaded by community-based organizations have sought to transform the local food system […]

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The Meaning of Grassroots

30 September 2015

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by: Grania Power I came to CFJC at an unusual time. Jessy, the policy specialist, was moving away, and Armando, the executive director, was on medical leave. CFJC had only one staff member, Courtney, who was doing a huge amount of work, not to mention helping all five interns make the most of our internships.  […]

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A Road Crossed On My Way Up

30 September 2015

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by: Ashlee Wakefield, As a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, I am certain that I was placed here at CFJC for every reason that I needed on my journey through life. Courtney, despite the interesting period of transition and stress- made sure that I along with the other intern’s interests’ and passions […]

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Just the Start

22 June 2015

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By Luis Ochoa – CFJC Intern Before I started my internship at Community Food and Justice Coalition (CFJC) I took a look at my health education 480 syllabus and saw the 240 hours that were required for the internship. I thought that 240 hours was a huge chunk of time but looking back at my internship […]

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An Internship: Illuminating the Possibilities for and Optimistic Future

5 May 2015

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Evelyn Hartman, Evaluation and Food Policy Research Intern I had a frustrating relationship with my undergraduate thesis. Before immersing myself in the research of my thesis on the alternative food movement, I thought I strongly identified with the movement. I made a conscious effort to visit my local farmer’s market every Saturday morning, worked with […]

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How CFJC Helped Me Connect The Dots

4 March 2015

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Kira Lou, Food and Climate Policy Research Intern When I first decided to intern at CFJC in September, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. That’s not to say that the experience was negative in any way. It is to say that I didn’t immediately have a full grasp of the work […]

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Sidewalk Scenes – An Internship Reflection

4 February 2015

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              By Dorian Toy, Communications and Development Intern I will begin with a quote from Master Yoda: “Strike back against the empire, we must.” On my morning walks to the CFJC office, I find this quote on a mural depicting Master Yoda wielding his lightsaber with a grim expression. […]

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CFJC Exit Blog

14 October 2014

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By Rosalind Waltz-Peters, Food Policy Research Intern This summer was a summer of small revelations for me. There were no great ahah moments, the kind that seem like they should be accompanied by fanfares and fireworks. Instead, there were small realizations, faint swells in the soundtrack of the summer, about what I want adult life […]

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CFJC Internship Blog

10 October 2014

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By Alyssa Sheets, Food Policy Research Intern  This summer I have had food on my mind. I haven’t been literally starving; in fact, my fellow interns at the Community Food and Justice Coalition will vouch for my office notoriety as a gourmand. Rather, I have been pondering and learning to ponder food in ways of […]

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Reflection on CFJC Internship

10 October 2014

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By Alexa Kaczmarski, Climate Change Intern  The summer after my junior year at college, where I took classes like Urban Agriculture and Environmental Justice, and before my senior year where I will be facing decisions like what am I doing with my life? and the daunting task of finding an actual job, I knew I […]

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CFJC Internship Reflection

10 October 2014

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By Anna Larson, Policy Research and Evaluation Intern After completing three of my four years of college, I wanted to intern with CFJC to dip my toes into the world of nonprofit work before graduating next June. In school, I have grappled with my conception of the environment, justice and social change under the growing shadow […]

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Internship Reflection

10 October 2014

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By Skyler Lewis, Climate Change and Communications Intern This summer at CFJC I was tasked with compiling two weekly “Connecting the Dots” posts. Throughout my time here, I became increasingly aware of how engrained the concepts of interdisciplinarity and “connecting the dots” are throughout CFJC’s work. “Connecting the Dots” expands the narrative beyond a purely […]

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