Getting Things Done for Network’s Clothing Closet #MLKDay

What do you get when you put 13 AmeriCorps VISTA members together to complete a task? You get it done, that’s what. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles of […]

Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA Develops a Successful Volunteer Training

“Focusing on our foundation and building on it” is the theme that VISTA Jennifer Annen is using to create a new training for the volunteers at Woman to Woman’s Twice as Nice Resale in Denton, Texas. January was the second phase in the construction of the quarterly training, known as “BUILD,” for the resale store’s […]

VISTA Highlights the Impact Network of Community Ministries has on the Lives of Low-Income Seniors

Network of Community Ministries, Inc. located in Richardson, TX responds to human need by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence. Its mission is “caring, coaching and empowering neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” Ben Chapman serves as the Marketing and Fundraising VISTA spent time shadowing […]

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 […]

February VISTA Spotlight

Name: Rashika Smith Hometown: Orlando, Florida Alma Mater: Florida A&M in Tallahassee Volunteer history: I did AmeriCorps City Year and Pfeiffer Camp. I also volunteered with CASA, Red Cross, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Why did you choose VISTA? I chose VISTA because of my experiences with the AmeriCorps in the past through City […]

Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA Jennifer Annen Improves Volunteer Training

Jennifer Annen, Volunteer Training VISTA serving at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource (W2W) in Denton, Texas, has launched the first stage of revamping the training program for the volunteers at W2W’s Twice as Nice Resale. Knowing that the monthly trainings were well-intentioned and full of useful information, but could not reach an optimal amount of […]

New VISTA Leader, Marcela Solia, dives right into service

Marcela Solia began her VISTA Leader service with the VISTA North Texas project in April. Her role is to both support the current VISTAs and to support partnering agencies in recruiting new VISTAs for the North Texas Project. Marcela was able to facilitate future recruitment by creating a step by step guide on the recruitment […]

April Comperda Begins Promotion of Denton County Friends of the Family’s Faith for Freedom Event

In May, April Comperda began service with Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) as their Community Marketing Liaison VISTA. April will build capacity through increased awareness of DCFOF’s brand and services, create a sustainable form of communication with donors and volunteers, improve social media marketing and donor acquisition/ retention. The goal of the project […]

April Neal Organizes a Successful Dine-In Fundraiser

April Neal, the Grants and Resource Development VISTA at Youth and Family Counseling coordinated the first dine-in fundraiser of the year at the IHOP restaurant in Lewisville, TX. Everyone had a great time playing board games and purchasing raffle tickets. Over $200 was raised through in-kind donations of gift cards, raffle sales, and the percentage […]

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 […]