Food Justice Program

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The Children's Aid Society (CAS) Food Justice program empowers young people to explore what food means to them and to their communities from various perspectives, including how it intersects with the cultural, economic, ecological, historic and health landscapes in their neighborhoods.


Our Food Justice program empowers young people to answer the question: "How can I improve the food justice in my community?"  Then they are given $500 mini-grants to design and execute Community Food Projects that answer that question.  Check out the projects from Spring 2013...


Photovoice is a community-based participatory research method that places cameras in the hands of youth to explore social and health concerns from their perspectives.  It engages and empowers young people to be change agents within their communities.  Check out some provocatives examples of student work:

CAS partners with Professor May May Leung from the CUNY School of Public Health and her studnets in weaving photovoice into our curriculum.