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

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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 … Continue reading NewDay Service’s VISTA Sees Results from Outreach Efforts

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

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

VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Youth Summer Camp

Cailli Perry, a Drug Awareness and Prevention VISTA, is serving with STOMP (Standing Together on Meth Prevention), located in rural Jacksboro Texas. STOMP's primary focus is to educate the communities of Jack County and create a greater awareness of the dangers of methamphetamine use, crime awareness, and prevention. The non-profit organization has developed a new … Continue reading VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Youth Summer Camp

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Develops Youth Action Board to Address Youth Homelessness

Homelessness can be both visible and invisible. When there are encampments under the freeways, homelessness is visible. But when someone goes to school every day for a hot meal, or couch surfs for weeks on end that is when homelessness is invisible. Youth Homelessness is often invisible, and receiving feedback from young people who have … Continue reading Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Develops Youth Action Board to Address Youth Homelessness

Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Writes Grants to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Children

Miranda Bonilla is a Resource Development VISTA with Youth and Family Counseling in Lewisville, TX. Youth and Family Counseling provides sliding scale and free services to low-income at-risk youth. She has been busy marketing for the agency's many upcoming scheduled fundraisers by creating and distributing flyers. She has written and submitted a grant to the … Continue reading Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Writes Grants to Benefit Homeless and At-Risk Children

NewDay Services Community Outreach VISTA Continues to Increase Awareness and Develop Partnerships

NewDay Services’ Fatherhood EFFECT program strives to prevent child abuse and ease the burdens of poverty for children and families. Community Outreach VISTA, Meghan Kajihara continues to increase awareness and develop partnerships to help the agency achieve their goals. In March, she secured the Fatherhood: EFFECT program a place at the Mobile Food Pantry's Resource … Continue reading NewDay Services Community Outreach VISTA Continues to Increase Awareness and Develop Partnerships

Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Begins Creating Curriculum for Summer and After-School Programs Benefiting Low-Income Children

Keith Uselton, the Curriculum and Development VISTA for the Collin County History Museum, began laying the foundation for the organization’s 3-year project by creating a working outline of curriculum for a 6-week summer program as well as one for an 8 week after-school program for elementary school children. He is working with the organization's executive … Continue reading Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Begins Creating Curriculum for Summer and After-School Programs Benefiting Low-Income Children

VISTA Creates A Strong Process to Prepare and Host Volunteer Service Groups

As VISTA Jennifer Annen nears the end of her service with Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, she is working to make sure that all of her hard work is sustainable and guarantees success in the future. In the month of March, Jennifer focused on one of the most important ways to interact with the … Continue reading VISTA Creates A Strong Process to Prepare and Host Volunteer Service Groups