I had the opportunity to intern with City Green during the fall of 2014. I learned about City Green through my internship advisor at Montclair State University. After a long discussion about my interests, my hopes were to find a perfect placement where I could experience aspects of nutrition and community and also enhance my skills as a nutrition major. I was intrigued to learn that City Green works with low-income urban communities around northern New Jersey and enriches the lives of residents by addressing food insecurity, providing nutrition education, making organic produce available and accepting federal food benefits.
All in all this was the most fulfilling and enjoyable experience I could ever ask for and truly appreciate the time and effort that City Green devotes to improving the lives of communities in Northern New Jersey. I also truly thank them for welcoming me into their team and giving me the most knowledge and skill growth I could have asked for in this internship.
by Chelsea Lounsbery
Chelsea completed her internship with City Green in fall 2014. She is currently pursuing a degree in Nutrition at Montclair State University.