Christian Community Action VISTA Increases Funding Potential through Grant Writing

AmeriCorps VISTA Stephanie Adams' work at Christian Community Action (CCA) in Lewisville, TX has included submitting grants to the Hillcrest, Harry W. Bass, Celanese, and Kohl foundation as well as the Bank of the Ozarks. If granted funding from each of these foundations Stephanie's work could provide Christian Community Action's comprehensive programs and services with … Continue reading Christian Community Action VISTA Increases Funding Potential through Grant Writing

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VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Successful Drug Take Back Events at Senior Living Communities

April Comperda, serving as the Drug Education VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP in Denton, TX continues working on the agency’s Prescription Take Back Day campaign. Even though the Take Back Days occur just twice a year, Chisholm Trail RSVP continues to stand as mechanism for change and bridge the gap all year long. Recognizing that … Continue reading VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Successful Drug Take Back Events at Senior Living Communities

VISTA Rashika Smith Saves a Life Due to Training Received at Epilepsy Foundation Texas

Rashika Smith is serving with the Epilepsy Foundation Texas as the Community Outreach VISTA. Education outreach for epilepsy is what Rashika primarily markets to potential funders and supporters. As part of her professional development, Rashika attended the Epilepsy Foundation’s seizure first aid training. As with any training like CPR and first aid you hope you … Continue reading VISTA Rashika Smith Saves a Life Due to Training Received at Epilepsy Foundation Texas

VISTA Leader Marcela Solia Coordinates Day of Service

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, connected with Keep Denton Beautiful to organize a 9/11 day of service project. This was a chance for the VISTAs to contribute to our community in a more direct way. They spent their morning at Lake Forest Park in Denton collecting trash and recyclables that had been left behind. Several bags … Continue reading VISTA Leader Marcela Solia Coordinates Day of Service

Marcela Solia Focuses her Efforts on November VISTA Recruitment

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, spent the month of July focusing on recruitment for the November VISTA positions. She worked to market for the open positions by posting openings on college sites and social media and preparing for tabling events coming up in August. Many applications have already come in and Marcela has taken the time … Continue reading Marcela Solia Focuses her Efforts on November VISTA Recruitment

Marcela Solia Creates new Marketing Materials for VISTA North Texas Project

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, spent the month of June putting her artistic skills to use by creating marketing materials for recruitment events. She developed flyers and social media graphics that will be used to market each of the 8 VISTA positions that are currently open. Templates of the flyers and graphics were saved for future … Continue reading Marcela Solia Creates new Marketing Materials for VISTA North Texas Project

VISTA Leader Chanell Rose’s Term of Service Ends on a High Note

As VISTA Leader Chanell Rose's service term comes to an end, she has been firing on all jets to leave the North Texas Project with more than it had when she came in! In the month of March, Chanell welcomed in the last new group of VISTAs during her service term, taking them through On-Site … Continue reading VISTA Leader Chanell Rose’s Term of Service Ends on a High Note

North Texas Performing Arts VISTA Melanie Kuriger with New Grant Submission

In February 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Melanie Kuriger was able to write and submit a grant application for $20,000 from the Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation. The grant money, if received, will be used to strengthen North Texas Performing Arts' Therapeutic Drama program for children and adults with special needs. In the preceding weeks, she created an outline … Continue reading North Texas Performing Arts VISTA Melanie Kuriger with New Grant Submission

Spring Grant Cycle Means Big Dollars for Exiting VISTA

Tierra has taken on CCA’s grants Spring Cycle in full force this month. So far, she has completed and submitted a total of six grants for a potential of $74,000 to support CCA’s comprehensive services and programs to assist low-income individuals across North Texas. Tierra has already secured $15,000 in funding from CoServ Charitable Foundation … Continue reading Spring Grant Cycle Means Big Dollars for Exiting VISTA

VISTA Steven Tillman Continues His Efforts and Takes a Groundbreaking Approach Which “Wows” Members of Christian Community Action Leadership!

Steven Tillman, an AmeriCorps VISTA currently servicing the city of Lewisville in Denton County through the nonprofit Christian Community Action (CCA), has completed his initial cycle of the Life Skills & Job Readiness Course pilot, which is designed to help course participants secure gainful employment. Steven recently completed analysis of the surveys he administered to … Continue reading VISTA Steven Tillman Continues His Efforts and Takes a Groundbreaking Approach Which “Wows” Members of Christian Community Action Leadership!