Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) (www.mattapanfoodandfit.org) grew out of an effort to draw on the wonderful ethnic and cultural diversity of the Mattapan community to promote a healthy living environment, with a focus on access to healthy foods and the promotion of physical fitness for all ages. Positive changes in these areas complement other efforts to decrease health problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other health conditions that plague our community.
Mission Statement: MFFC promotes health and healthy behaviors by improving the nutritional and physical activity environments for Mattapan by bringing health and wellness options for residents.
Vision Statement: Mattapan will become known as one of the healthiest communities in Boston, with easy access to affordable and healthy food. Our streets will be clean, safe, walk-able, and bike-able. Our residents of all ages and abilities will take regular advantage of the abundant and inviting play spaces and recreational opportunities.
Vigorous Youth Mission Statement: To support MFFC’s vision and mission through bike education and advocacy, food access programming, and personal and self-development workshops.
The Youth Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating programs for our Vigorous Youth in coordination with the Executive Director. Vigorous Youth are youth in the community aged 14-19 that have an interest in the Mattapan community and want to make a meaningful impact. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).
Budgeting and Reporting
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
TSNE/Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.