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Together We Can: Webinar Series for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Sign up by visiting our registration site or emailing us at collaborate@usda.gov.

First Lady Michelle Obama is urging all faith and community leaders to learn more about ways to collaborate with Let’s Move!  One way to do this is by joining USDA’s series of calls entitled Together We Can.  Last week, USDA’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships led the first of these calls, and shared opportunities to partner with USDA with local faith and community leaders to help those in need in their communities.  Neighborhood and faith-based organizations are well positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage healthy living and well-being, which is why Let’s Move Faith and Communities aims to help these organization solve the problems that lead to childhood obesity and address related issues of hunger.  This series of calls aims to equip these organizations with introductory knowledge, best practices, and contact information to help community-based organizations understand and access USDA programs.

During the first call more than 200 people learned about the goals of USDA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and how they can partner with USDA.  The Center aims to increase awareness of, and access to USDA nutrition assistance programs by partnering with faith- and community-based organizations working to end hunger and encourage healthy lifestyles in their communities. These calls also provided an introduction to USDA Rural Development programs and Let’s Move Faith and Communities. Listeners were encouraged to partner with USDA to better help those in need in their communities.

If you are interested in learning more about building a partnership with USDA, sign up for any of the upcoming calls that focus on the various ways USDA can support the work of your organization.  Each call focuses on a different way that we can work together to improve the health and well-being of your local communities. 

To learn more about the rest of the series and register, please check out our registration site or email us at collaborate@usda.gov.  You can also sign up for our biweekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on partnership opportunities with USDA. 

Schedule:

  • Together We Can Feed Kids During the Summer– Wednesday, May 30th at 2pm EDT
  • Together We Can Put Healthy and Affordable Food on the Table– Wednesday, June 20th at 2pm EDT
  • Together We Can Teach About Nutritious Cooking and Eating – Download the Presentation
  • Together We Can Build Local and Regional Food Systems
  • Together We Can Feed Kids After School – Wednesday, September 26th at 2pm EDT
  • Together We Can Build our Partnership: More Opportunities to work with USDA– Wednesday, October 31st at 2pm EDT