New Roots


Louisville, KY

New Roots will focus on the next generation of food justice organizers through their project: Creation of a Youth Food Justice Corps and Testing the Replication of the New Roots Fresh Stop Market model. They will be working with 12- to 14-year olds who will learn to: 1) utilize community gardening to heal themselves and their community; 2) learn from and shadow adult food justice leaders at the Fresh Stop Markets and Fresh Stop Training Institute; 3) learn how to leverage their technological fluency for the  purpose of social change; 4) organize within the Jewish community, their schools, and other spaces they inhabit to grow the local food justice movement; 5) learn the basic Jewish values of Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam; and 6) work with New Roots professionals. New Roots will also be extending networking with other Jewish Community Centers that are interested in creating a Fresh Stop Market in their food-insecure neighborhood to replicate the New Roots’ model.

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