Sunrise Project’s Food Equity Project Brings New Voices to the Table

Melissa Freiburger

Success! Sunrise Project is reaching new people and giving voice to diverse experiences through our Food Plan Equity Project, a collaboration with the County and Health Department. Our Community Coordinators are meeting with and interviewing people in our community that are underrepresented through traditional means of engagement such as meetings ...

Sunrise Project’s Community Coordinators Learn about the Local Food System on Field Trips

Melissa Freiburger

While the concept of a field trip might conjure up images of packed school buses full of kids headed to the state capitol, zoo or museum; think instead about a small group of adults visiting various sites in our community that are part of the local food system. This summer, ...

Sunrise Project engages new voices in food system planning

Melissa Freiburger

*Join us for a series on the Food Plan Equity Project, a partnership between Sunrise Project, Douglas County Food Policy Council, Douglas County and Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Helen Schnoes starts off the series with an introduction to the project.* If there’s one thing that’s been hard to miss this ...

"We are Making a Difference:" Summer of Service 2016 Culminates with Advocacy Week

Melissa Freiburger

Written in partnership with Luna Stephens Sunrise Project’s Summer of Service 2016 culminated with Advocacy Week (July 18-22), a week-long project dedicated to learning about issues such as street harassment, consent and sexual assault, race and white privilege, relationship violence and a spectrum of LGBTQI+ topics. “This week was more ...

Youth Connect to their Passion through Sunrise Project's Summer of Service Program

Melissa Freiburger

Article written by Luna Stephens, Sunrise Project Youth Journalist Animal-loving youth got the chance to get an inside look at the Humane Society July 11 through 16 through Sunrise Project's Summer of Service Program. “We’ve been doing stuff with animals, washing dishes, laundry, making the dogs treats, taking out their ...

Sunrise Project Connects Youth to Good Food, Community and Environment through Summer of Service

Melissa Freiburger

Written in partnership with Luna Stephens, Sunrise Project's Youth Journalist Intern. Last week, Sunrise Project hosted youth for a Summer of Service project and gave them a chance to learn that Sunrise does much more than just Summer of Service. “I thought it [Sunrise Project] was just volunteering and you ...

Sunrise Project's Summer of Service Program Connects Youth to School Gardens!

Melissa Freiburger

Written by Luna Stephens, Sunrise Project's Youth Journalist Intern More than just doing weeding, the school gardens week of Summer of Service got youth exploring different garden sites. Going to a different site each day, youth spent time at Central, West, New York, and Woodlawn. “I really like gardening and ...

Spending Summer Break Picking Weeds and Cleaning?

Melissa Freiburger

**Article written by Luna Stephens and Photography by Malka Hampton, Sunrise Project's Summer Youth Interns** 10 youth did just that during the second week of Summer of Service, June 13 through 17, while also getting a chance to learn about both sites, the Ballard Center and Penn House. The projects ...

High Temps Don't Faze Dedicated Youth

Melissa Freiburger

**Outdoor-loving volunteers at Hidden Valley handle the temps for a rewarding experience** Article written by Sunrise Project's Youth Journalist Intern, Luna Stephens Youth brave the heat to give back, and learn while at it, at the Hidden Valley week of Summer of Service June 6 through 10. The week of ...

Kicking Off a Summer of Service!

Melissa Freiburger

Sunrise Project's Summer of Service kicks off today! Over 50 youth will be engaged in a range of service, advocacy and learning projects across the community. Research shows that health is positively impacted by civic engagement and Summer of Service provides a direct avenue for youth ages 12-18 to participate ...

Sunrise Project Celebrates Farm to School Month

Melissa Freiburger

In 2010, Congress declared October National Farm to School Month, recognizing the important role farm to school plays in promoting well-being among children and strengthening local economies. Sunrise Project is teaming up with the district’s Farm to School coordinator to host a range of activities across our community that will ...

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