October Stories of Service

Denton Christian Preschool, or DCP, kicked off its 31st annual Mexican Supper Fundraiser at the beginning of the month with the much anticipated performance from the Folxlorico dance group from UNT. The event ran smoothly and quickly thanks to the 30 volunteers recruited by DCP’s Marketing and Fundraising VISTA, Zuleima Melendez from the UNT communityContinue reading “October Stories of Service”

October Stories of Service

Standing Together on Meth Prevention (STOMP) Hosts Fall Fest Carnival to Raise Awareness and Educate the Community About the Hazards of Drug Use Cailli Perry, a Drug Awareness and Prevention VISTA, is serving with Jack County STOMP (Standing Together on Meth Prevention), located in rural Jacksboro, Texas. STOMP’s primary focus is to educate the communitiesContinue reading “October Stories of Service”

VISTA Story of Service

On Thursday, September 18th, Network of Community Ministries participated in North Texas Giving Day. This is a day dedicating to giving to nonprofits in North Texas and inspiring volunteerism and philanthropy. During the past three months, VISTA member Ashley Edling has been working diligently on ways to market for this large day of online giving.Continue reading “VISTA Story of Service”

Story of Service

Katie has completed her second month at Children At Risk, a non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life of children through the use of research, policy analysis, collaboration, and advocacy. This month, Katie continued to reconnect with community partners participating in Collaborative for Children, a coalition sponsored by Children At Risk. The purpose of this coalitionContinue reading “Story of Service”

Story of VISTA Service!

Ashley Edling, an AmeriCorps VISTA in her second month of service, is working towards developing healthy futures for the Richardson Independent School District in Richardson, TX. Serving at Network of Community Ministries, she has been working to develop funding for the nonprofit’s numerous programs. Grant writing and fundraising are the primary tools used to addressContinue reading “Story of VISTA Service!”

VISTA NTX Member Receives Governors Award!

Katie BlairRichardson “As an AmeriCorps VISTA, Katie Blair volunteers in the Programs Department of Network of Community Ministries. Network’s mission is “caring, coaching and empowering our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” The goal of Katie’s VISTA project has been to improve the overall client experience by creating, refining, andContinue reading “VISTA NTX Member Receives Governors Award!”

Stories of VISTA Service

VISTA Member Genesis Herrera serves with CHILDREN AT RISK.  CHILDREN AT RISK provides children a voice, conducts research on the various aspects that impact children and advocates for policy change.  Throughout the month of July, Genesis Herrera has been preparing for the publication of the report and the Hurricane Harvey Summit. During the Hurricane HarveyContinue reading “Stories of VISTA Service”

Stories of VISTA Service

VISTA member, Rebecca Harms, serves with CHILDREN AT RISK in Houston, Texas. CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, strategic research, public policy analysis, education, and collaboration to improve the quality of life for children. On July 30th, she helped organize and hold a summit focused on Hurricane Harvey’s impact and long-termContinue reading “Stories of VISTA Service”

Stories of VISTA Service

On July 30th, Chanel Brown and her fellow VISTA members at Children at Risk hosted a summit. It brought together over 90 nonprofit leaders and government officials. They had TX State Representative Armando Walle, who gave a presentation of the legislative efforts around Hurricane Harvey. Also Marissa Aho, the Chief Resilience Officer for the CityContinue reading “Stories of VISTA Service”