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March 22, 2018 2:30 pm

2018 Food Justice Youth Summit

Jane Bishop

2018 Food Justice Youth Summit

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), in collaboration with Capital City Public Charter School, is proud to host the fourth annual Food Justice Youth Summit. This event provides an opportunity for DC youth to share their research, ideas and recommendations on food justice issues as they work with other youth and food justice activists to build a citywide movement for sustainable food systems.

Join us for a day of youth-led workshops focusing on issues of food justice. Session tracks include: Food Sourcing, Food Policy and Laws, Food Production, Food Waste and Composting, School Lunches and Food Access.

The summit will take place on Thursday, March 22nd from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Registration
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Welcome and Keynote Address
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Session 1
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session 2
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch and Vendor Fair
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Session 3
1:45 p.m.  - 2:15 p.m. - Session 4
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Closing and Awards Ceremony 

University of the District of Columbia
Student Center

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Jane Bishop


March 22, 2018 9:30 pm

Data Collection Clinics

For more information contact Ashley Grant at or 202.274.7128

Data Collection Clinics

March 15, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W. Street, SE
Washington, DC 20020

March 17, 2018 | 10am - 12pm
1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020

March 22, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
East Capitol Urban Farm
6901 East Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20019

For more information contact Ashley Grant at or 202.274.7128

Data Collection Clinics in Washington DC

March 26, 2018 1:00 pm

Certified Professional Food Manager Course

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health is offering multiple Certified Professional Food Manager courses. The course is designed to teach the principles of food safety management and how to use those principles to create a food safety culture. Additionally, the course emphasizes and provides information to students about how to identify and avoid food contaminates, proper employee health and hygiene, cleaning and sanitation principles and safe food handling practices. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) information will be discussed, as well as what to do before, during and after inspection to provide a culture that keeps food and the public safe. The certification is a requirement to sell or serve food to the public.

The Certified Professional Food Manager course is a three day, 16-hour course that concludes with students taking the national exam. If participants score 70 percent or better, they will receive an accredited certificate. Participants may take their certificate, which is good for five years, to their local Health Department to receive certification for their state. The District of Columbia certification is valid for three years.

The cost of the Certified Professional Food Manager course is $147. Payment can be made before or at the time of the first class, by check or money order, made payable to the "University of the District of Columbia." Please put "3901 i" in the memo line.

DC Master Naturalist Program - Taxonomy

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) will hold its first DC Master Naturalist Extension Program. The program consists of two components: an intensive volunteer training that offers a comprehensive overview of natural history; followed by a year-long period in which the trainees give 40 hours of volunteer service to pre-approved projects and sites that fulfills the program’s mission “to promote awareness, understanding, and conservation of the District’s natural environment through a community of trained volunteers.”

Each class is taught by a local expert and is approximately three hours long, consisting of a presentation/lecture that is followed by a hands-on or field activity. Trainees will also have a minimum of eight hours of field trips in the course of their training. 

The DC Master Naturalist Program’s training will offer the following classes:

*Day Time Courses are offered on Mondays with an hour lunch break
**Evening Courses are offered on Tuesdays with field trips on Saturdays

A certificate of completion will be issued upon the successful completion of all training sessions.

All classes will be held at 
University of the District of Columbia (Van Ness Campus)
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Registrants will be contacted via e-mail regarding the building and room number before the first class session.

The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line. There is a parking garage on campus for those who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours; $12 for 4-6 hours; $20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking is available.

For additional information on the training, please contact Ashley Grant at