Epilepsy Foundation Campaign Launch Showcases VISTA’s Digital Marketing Talent

As a Community Outreach VISTA at the Epilepsy Foundation Texas, Shannon works closely with the development team to raise funds for programs and services for people struggling with seizures. With the start of a brand new year, they have begun preparing for events in 2019, namely the Foundation’s 1st Annual Annual Walk to End Epilepsy. […]

National Day of Service in Hutchins, Texas

Since its founding in 1896, Volunteers of America has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable populations, including those returning from prison. Volunteers of America’s Residential Re-entry Center in Hutchins, Texas attempts to combat the vicious circle of incarceration and poverty by working with individuals in a halfway house setting as they prepare to re-enter the […]

New & Improved tools in action: Volunteer Management at Woman to WOman

YoLanda Sanders, Volunteer Training  AmeriCorps VISTA, currently serves in Denton, Texas at the Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center. Woman to Woman (W2W) provides low-income women with free medical services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal care including medical follow ups, along with educational resources, and counseling services. Throughout the month of July, YoLanda generated a  volunteer management system, Better Impact. This cohesive, all inclusive […]

Christian Community Action Announces Launch Date for Job Readiness Program

Christian Community Action in Lewisville, TX provides comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives. Life skills and Job Readiness VISTA, Steven Tillman, has created CCA’s Job Readiness Training Program. The program curriculum breaks down into five-day seminar-like  sessions, running from 1 to 2 hours each.  The curriculum developed by Steven strongly emphasises: […]

Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Develops and Launches Summer Camp Program

The Collin County History Museum, located in McKinney, TX, is an archival museum with historical artifacts, photographs, documents, diaries, manuscripts, and historical maps that provide valuable research and information for teachers, students, historians, authors and genealogists. The museum provides educational programming for students across Collin County. Keith Uselton, the Curriculum and Development VISTA for the […]

VISTA’s Grant Writing and Fundraising Helps Christian Community Action Provide Programs and Services

AmeriCorps VISTA Stephanie Adams’ work this month at Christian Community Action (CCA) included receiving $15,000 from the Celanese foundation for CCA’s comprehensive programs and services as well as writing grant requests to Communities Foundation of Texas, City of The Colony, City of Coppell, TJX Foundation, ADR Foundation, Stallings Foundation, and Walmart Communities Foundation. If granted the […]

NewDay Service’s VISTA Sees Results from Outreach Efforts

VISTA Meghan serves with NewDay Services Fatherhood: EFFECT program in Denton, TX. They have successfully settled into their new facilities. Meghan was thrilled to have a stable launch pad from which to coordinate her outreach efforts and made sure to take advantage of it this month. She used the new opportunities presented by the excitement of new […]

VISTA Helps Jacksboro, TX “Spring into Action Against Drugs”

Cailli Perry, Drug Awareness and Prevention VISTA, began her first month of service at STOMP (Standing Together on Meth Prevention) in rural Jacksboro Texas. STOMP’s mission is to educate the communities of Jack County and raise awareness of the dangers of methamphetamine use, crime awareness, and promote prevention. STOMP kicked off the month of April with […]

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Creates Platform For Homeless Youth to Find Resources

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Victoria Jackson, Victoria played an instrumental role in MDHA’s overall mission to make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring with the creation of a comprehensive Youth Services Directory for young people seeking services. The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) brings together more than 85 shelters, housing and […]