North End Community Improvement Collaborative was a local non-profit agency which had the mission of improving the quality of life for residents in the the North End community of Mansfield. This location was once a thriving industrial city until economic hardships forced factory and business shut downs taking its toll on the community. My focus was to increase fresh food access in the community, which is a USDA defined fresh food desert, by providing a farmers market with items from local gardeners. The market also allowed local bakers and crafters to sell as independent economic development was also a goal for the market. Our market was able to accept and double SNAP benefits and also accepted Farmers Market WIC. During my time here my duties included, but were not limited to, getting the word out about the market across the community via speaking at food pantries, local events, free meals, and press releases. I was also in charge of contacting current and potential vendors, volunteers and demonstrators, kids programs, gathering supplies, making flyers, writing market reports and board summaries. I also helped organize the August Community Garden Bike/Walk Tour where participants explored various community gardens associated with NECIC, co-taught a Guide to Canning and Preserving Class, and participated in many other events which were sponsored by NECIC. I continued to volunteer at the North End Farmers Market in the summer of 2016.