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

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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

Meghan Kajihara Discovers the Impact of NewDay Service’s Fatherhood EFFECT Program

NewDay Services’ Community Outreach VISTA, Meghan Kajihara spearheaded the effort to secure Fatherhood EFFECT a spot at the Back to School Fairs for Northwest ISD and Lewisville ISD. The agency gained visibility with the other participating organizations as well as the 600+ clients in attendance and distributed 362 flyers. She also developed relationships with 8 … Continue reading Meghan Kajihara Discovers the Impact of NewDay Service’s Fatherhood EFFECT Program

Meghan Kajihara Witnesses the Outcomes of her Work at NewDay Services

Meghan Kajihara serves as the Community Outreach VISTA for NewDay Services in Denton TX. In July, Meghan established new relationships with 9 local businesses with the hope to establish the Fatherhood EFFECT program with business owners as a resources for employees as well as a place where they can seek service referrals. By working with … Continue reading Meghan Kajihara Witnesses the Outcomes of her Work at NewDay Services

Meghan Kajihara Builds Relationships with Local School Districts to Strengthen Families

Meghan Kajihara is a Community Outreach VISTA serving with NewDay Services for Children and Families in Denton, TX primarily through the Fatherhood EFFECT program. Fatherhood- Educating Fathers for Empowering Children Tomorrow (Fatherhood EFFECT) seeks to reduce child abuse and neglect by engaging fathers and father figures in preventative services.  Meghan has built solid relationships with school … Continue reading Meghan Kajihara Builds Relationships with Local School Districts to Strengthen Families

Meghan Kajihara Develops Sustainable Solutions for NewDay Services

In May, NewDay Services’ VISTA Meghan Kajihara saw in full force the value of sustainability in her activities with the Fatherhood EFFECT program. The archival system she devised for NewDay Services’ Fort Worth office has already proved useful and is being used to help collect information for fleshing out a full history of the organization. … Continue reading Meghan Kajihara Develops Sustainable Solutions for NewDay Services

VISTA Meghan Kajihara Uses Data to Improve Programs Offered at NewDay Services

NewDay Services for Children and Families’ Community Outreach VISTA, Meghan Kajihara, continues her work on the agency’s organizational archive and has made meaningful progress. She is nearly done transcribing the testimonies of fathers who have participated in the FOCUS and EFFECT programs. Having these materials transcribed and organized will help NewDay perform qualitative analyses of … Continue reading VISTA Meghan Kajihara Uses Data to Improve Programs Offered at NewDay Services

Meghan Kajihara’s Work Recognized at the Texas Fatherhood Summit

This month, Meghan spent quite a bit of time cleaning up her organization's contact lists, adding new contacts, and training to use her organization's Customer Relations Management (CRM) software. The effort is already paying off. Keeping track of outreaches has been simplified through access to the software and Meghan has found that it is much … Continue reading Meghan Kajihara’s Work Recognized at the Texas Fatherhood Summit

“Dadjectives” Hot Topic for Fatherhood EFFECT Program

For Meghan, this month has been a month of progress manifesting in small but no less meaningful ways. Her word cloud diagrams, built from feedback provided by program participants, have proved to be compelling ways of visually demonstrating the emotional growth experienced by fathers in the Fatherhood EFFECT program. One of these word clouds is … Continue reading “Dadjectives” Hot Topic for Fatherhood EFFECT Program

VISTA Meghan Kajihara Finds Success with Community Outreach

Because the Fatherhood EFFECT program is very new to Denton County, it is always actively seeking referrals of fathers to its parenting classes. To further the program's reach into the surrounding areas, VISTA Meghan Kajihara has focused on contacting groups in the communities of Lewisville and Sanger. The initial outreach Meghan made to churches and … Continue reading VISTA Meghan Kajihara Finds Success with Community Outreach