A major commitment of AmeriCorps VISTAs is to actively engage their community of service. VISTAs from the North Texas Project in Denton, TX are establishing a new initiative to engage their community by coming together for monthly service projects or Independent Service Projects (ISPs).
On March 28th, VISTA Leader Sarah Lehman coordinated the North Texas Project team of VISTAs to participate in Keep Denton Beautiful’ s 27th Great American Cleanup.
As a team along with 2,500 other volunteers picking up around Denton, we helped to collect more than 6 tons of litter and 1,384 bags of trash and recycling. During the Volunteer after Party, we even had the opportunity to meet and connect with other national service members who had volunteered for the event, FEMA Corps Mountain 5!