ANV honored by James Beard Foundation in 2016 Good Food Org Guide

 

Acta Non Verba’s work was recently honored in the 2016 Good Food Org Guide by the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank. The vision and objective of this guide is to focus attention on nonprofit organizations who are working in fields, kitchens, classrooms, laboratories, businesses, town halls, and Congress to create a better food system. ANV founder Kelly Carlisle shares, “It feels wonderful to be listed with other amazing organizations doing good food work! We know it takes a village to address the problems of our food system, so we are proud and humbled by all the work and passion these organizations bring to the table every day.” See more as reported by the East Bay Times.

$.05 Bag Donations to Support ANV at Whole Foods – Shop Today!

ANV will receive donated 5 cent bag credits from partner Whole Foods Oakland starting today until January 15!

new-wfm-logo-vert-3c-1Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) is proud to announce they will be the sole partner and recipient of Whole Foods Oakland’s Nickels for Non-Profits Program. From today, September 26, until January 15, 2017 every time a customer checks out at Whole Foods (230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612), they have the option of donating their 5-cent reusable bag credit to Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project. It has never been easier to support local people and the planet!

Funds from Whole Food’s generous partnership will support ANV’s programs like Camp ANV and ANV After-School Program, which offer vital services in education, child care, economic empowerment, financial literacy, and access to healthy food to a community sorely lacking in these areas. ANV’s programs have inspired over 3,000 local, at-risk youth and families to focus on nutrition, sustainable living, and activities that promote wellness and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood through our farm and programming. For more information about ANV, how to enroll your children in our programs, or how to get involved, go to www.anvfarm.org.

And don’t forget to tell your cashier you want to pass on your $.05 reusable bag credit to Acta Non Verba!

Click here to read the full press release or click here to learn more about Whole Foods Community Benefit Programs.

 

PRESS RELEASE: New Savings, Financial Literacy Initiative for Oakland Low-Income Youth

NEWS RELEASE: June 14, 2016
CONTACTS:
Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, (510) 277-7489, kelly@anvfarm.org
Michelle Brega, U.S. Bank, Michelle.Brega@usbank.com
Annabelle Sibthorpe, Resident Services Manager, Project Access, (510) 286-0130, asibthorpe@project-access.org

New Savings, Financial Literacy Initiative for Oakland Low-Income Youth

New partnership between Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, Project Access, and U.S. Bank

Oakland, CA – Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV), working with Project Access and U.S. Bank, have launched a new initiative to provide savings accounts and financial education workshops for Oakland youth participating in ANV’s Camp ANV (seasonal camps during Oakland Unified School District breaks) and ANV After-School Program (in partnership with local partner Project Access).

Because children with savings accounts are six times more likely to go to college, according to a Washington University in St. Louis study, ANV, U.S. Bank, and Project Access are helping youth begin to save now to build assets and chart a better educational future. The initiative will focus on youth living in low-income neighborhoods in Oakland served by Acorn-Woodland and Encompass local schools, where 99 percent of students qualify for free and reduced school lunches. Only 60 percent of residents in the corresponding zip code are high school graduates or higher and only 7 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Camp ANV and ANV After-School Programs serve low-income African-American, Latino, and other children ages five to13, offering vital services in education, child care, economic empowerment, financial literacy, and access to healthy food to a community sorely lacking in these areas. Produce from ANV’s quarter-acre farm, located in the City of Oakland’s Tassafaronga Park, is planned, planted, harvested and sold by youth in grades K-8. One hundred percent of the proceeds from ANV’s farm sales will be placed into savings accounts for the benefit of youth who participate. In addition, youth in the program will be part of financial education workshops (in both English and Spanish) presented by U.S. Bank during Camp ANV. The bank will also host introductory workshops on June 10 and July 15 for parents and guardians on the benefits of saving and how to establish an account for their child who participates in the program.

For more information about Camp ANV, how to enroll or additional program details, go to www.anvfarm.org/camp.

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Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (anvfarm.org) elevates life in the inner-city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming in Oakland, CA. Their unique approach to social, environmental, and economic justice and equity was honored by President Barack Obama in 2014.

Project Access (project-access.org) is the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors. Their goal is to help keep family members employed, children in school, and seniors active.

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