About cmanneri

Christy is a graduate of the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware with a master's in Public Administration. She is the chief operating officer of a local non-profit, 3B Brae’s Brown Bags and a Communications Specialist for the University of Delaware. Her research interests include issues of social justice, such as nutritional insecurity, community re-entry, and domestic violence. She also volunteers with her local school district and has a deep passion for education policy, as she believes many social injustices stem from inequitable opportunities in education.

Horn Entrepreneurship’s Undergrad Spring Pitch Party

The Pitch Party is designed for those new to pitching an idea. As part of a larger party celebrating our aspiring UD entrepreneurs, all UD undergrad students have the opportunity to pitch an entrepreneurial idea to an audience of their peers in front of a panel of judges made up of young UD entrepreneurial alumni.

Presenters: A chance to win a share of $1500

March 23, 2022 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Pitch Party is designed for those new to pitching an idea.  As part of a larger party celebrating our aspiring UD entrepreneurs, all UD undergrad students have the opportunity to pitch an entrepreneurial idea to an audience of their peers in front of a panel of judges made up of young UD entrepreneurial alumni.

IN PERSON at the VDC for presenters

Presenter undergrad registration is open until March 21 at 11:59 p.m. or when 20 applicants qualify.



CANR Student Workshop: Intercultural Communication

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CANR Student Workshop

Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Communication is a key component of creating inclusive campus environments.

This workshop is meant to educate and raise awareness about the concept of intercultural communication. The goal is to equip individuals and groups with the tools necessary to hold difficult conversations that lead us to create more just campuses.

Beyond personal differences, culture plays a vital role in how we interact with others and how we perceive others’ actions toward us. These differences can often lead to confusion or arguments.

Join us as we break down the barriers to intercultural communication through a presentation and workshop led by Dr. Adam Foley from the Office of Institutional Equity.

Register here:


PATH International Equine Specialist in Mental Heal and Learning

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

The three-day Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop is for experienced equestrians, instructors, mental health professionals, and educators who are interested in equine-assisted services (EAS) such as equine-facilitated mental health and education programs.

From Thursday, April 07, 2022To Sunday, April 10, 2022

Carousel Park & Equestrian Center – TROT
3700 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Contact Elyssa Doner, Equestrian Program Supervisor

Workshop Registration Information with links to registration packet and payment options: https://www.nccde.org/2371/Equine-Specialist-Workshop

University of Delaware Alternative Break (UDaB)

The University of Delaware Alternative Break (UDaB) organization immerses student-led teams in direct service and experiential learning with community organizations to increase knowledge of social justice issues and encourage life-long active citizenship. UDaB is looking for students to go on week long service programs over the course of spring break (Saturday, March 26th – Saturday, April 2nd)! Each program has a focus area that ranges from the environment to houselessness to neurodiversity and much more and involves significant education of such focus area(s) before, during, and after the alternative break.

UDAB has four programs in progress for this spring break, which include:

  • Appreciating Appalachian Culture & Addressing Rural Poverty in Jonesville VA
  • Deconstructing Systems: Housing Insecurity in Sussex County in Sussex County DE
  • Growing Community: Local, Sustainable, and Equitable Food Systems in Philadelphia PA
  • Reframing the Narrative: Autism Awareness and Neurodiversity in Moncure NC.

UDaB also gives out Partial scholarships that are made available based on financial aid.

Here is the website for more information about UDAB: https://sites.udel.edu/udab/programs-2022/

Here is the link to the UDAB Application to share with your organization: https://delaware.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b8Ey0x0EhfwXbqm

The deadline for UDAB applications is Friday, Feb 18th @11:59 PM, so we would love if you could promote this within that time frame.

If you have any questions regarding programs, applications, etc, please email: bluehenbreaks@udel.edu!

Conscious Connections, Inc. Seasonal Farm Assistant

Conscious Connections, Inc. (CCI) is a nonprofit organization that operates an urban farm located in Wilmington, Delaware. We are passionate about serving our community by providing opportunities for learning and programs aimed at combating food insecurity and increasing access to fresh food. Through our community outreach efforts, a safe place for youth has been created where we nurture creativity, ingenuity, and self-empowerment.

The seasonal farm assistant will report to our farm manager and will assist with all aspects of the farm-related to food production and distribution. The ideal candidate for this position has an interest in small-scale vegetable production or gardening, combatting food insecurity, and community outreach. This is a seasonal position that begins in June and ends in September.

For more information about this job, click here.




Free Tutoring from Accelerate for CANR Undergraduates

Word Cloud TutoringAGcelerate will provide free tutoring for introductory CHEM 133/134, BISC 208,  Calculus, and Statistics every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 pm in Sharp Lab Classroom #109.

AGcelerate in an academic enrichment program sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources which sponsors academic support and social activities. If you are interested in joining AGcelerate, you can sign up on our webpage.

UD Fresh to You Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

University of Delaware’s organic vegetable farm, “Fresh to You” is looking for a motivated graduate assistant to join our team! This assistantship will conduct on-farm research and explore the topic of how soil health affects human health. This graduate assistant would have the opportunity to earn a M.S within Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware while gaining valuable hands on experience in vegetable production.

Scope of Responsibility:

Fresh to You is a primarily student run farm right on campus at the University of Delaware. As a graduate assistant, you would conduct your own research with the assistance of farm staff and student interns as well as faculty. In addition to your coursework and research, you will work closely with the Fresh to You farm manager to assist with day to day management on the farm.

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Internship at Bennett Orchards

Bennett Orchards in Frankford, DE is looking for interns to do farmers markets which provide a great insight into the grassroots running of a business so anyone interested/ majoring in business, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, operations management and statistics would also be great candidates and gain valuable experience in these fields.

They are looking for paid summer employees/ paid interns interested in working with agriculture, pick your own and farmers markets along the Delmarva Coast which also provide great insight into the grass roots running of a business, operations and agriculture. All positions would be paid internships starting at $15/hr and be from the middle of June until the end of August and we are flexible. Our farm is 7 miles from Bethany Beach so would be a great way to spend summer at the beach while earning income and gaining valuable business/ agricultural experience from a sixth-generation Delaware Family Farm growing peaches and blueberries.

A great way to spend summer at the beach while earning income and gaining valuable business/ agricultural experience from a sixth generation Delaware Family Farm growing the sweetest peaches and blueberries. Our website bennettorchards.com provides more information on our operation.

Reach out to us today!

Contact info: Henry Bennett 
302 245 6838 cell 




Summer 2022 EQUINE Internship

Our summer internship program offers you a paid ($500/week), 10-week opportunity, including housing, to introduce you to the world of Thoroughbred race horses. Your internship will be primarily focused on barn management, and daily care and training of young Thoroughbred (and some Warmblood) horses. Through this you will learn a variety of general horsemanship skills that are not limited to just the racing industry. Daily activities will include but are not limited to; feeding, grooming, tacking and bathing of horses, mucking of stalls and filling water buckets, and some riding. Riding is dependent on previous experience. Your work day begins early in the morning (think sunrise) with a mid-day break before afternoon stable activities. Sundays are generally a day off unless there are extenuating circumstances at stable. During your stay you will also be able to attend a yearling sale in Kentucky. As part of this internship you will have some opportunity to shadow multiple veterinarians that work on the Camden Training Center premises, as well as learn about the process of chiropractor, physical therapy and massage on horses.

The internship is located at the Camden Training Center, in Camden, South Carolina. The training center sits on 360 breathtaking acres and offers a one-mile dirt track, 7/8 mile turf course and a half-mile secondary track as well as polo fields and a variety of trails.