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Pay It Forward: Become a Mentor and Transform Lives with Urban Food Alliance


Are you a passionate professional seeking to make a real difference in the community? Urban Food Alliance (UFA) invites you to join our empowering mentorship program and ignite the potential of aspiring leaders. 

Why Mentor with UFA? 

  • Shape the Future: Guide the next generation of changemakers passionate about food justice, sustainability, and social impact. "Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  • Cultivate Careers: Share your expertise and help interns launch fulfilling careers in the food and nonprofit sectors. "The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves." - Steven Spielberg 

  • Build Community: Join a network of mentors and mentees dedicated to uplifting the Trenton community through food access, education, and advocacy. 

  • Drive Impact: Your mentorship directly contributes to UFA's mission of fighting food insecurity and creating a more equitable food system. "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso 

  • Grow Professionally: Access training, networking events, and opportunities to share your knowledge while staying ahead of the curve. "In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." - Phil Coll

Exclusive Mentor Benefits

  • Free Access to Paid Training: Expand your skillset and knowledge with exclusive access to valuable training opportunities, covering leadership, communication, and industry-specific topics. 

  • Leadership Development: Hone your leadership abilities through specialized training and workshops, positioning you for future growth. 

  • High-Profile Networking: Connect with CEOs, executives, and influential figures in the food and nonprofit sectors, expanding your professional network. 

  • Promotional Opportunities: Share your expertise and thought leadership through UFA's channels, gaining visibility and recognition within the community. 

What to Expect as a UFA Mentor

  • Personalized Matching: We'll pair you with a mentee whose interests and goals align with your expertise.

  • Ongoing Support: UFA provides resources, training, and a supportive community for mentors. 

  • Flexible Engagement: You'll have the freedom to shape your mentorship experience based on your availability and preferences. 

  • Meaningful Impact: Witness firsthand the positive change you create in the lives of your mentees and the Trenton community. 

    Are you ready to give back?    

   Ready to make a difference? Apply to become a UFA mentor today and start your journey of empowerment. Together, we can cultivate a thriving and equitable food system for all.  

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