Meet Zuleima!

Zuleima is a Marketing & Fund Development VISTA #GettingThingsDone at Denton Christian Preschool, located in Denton, TX.

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National Day of Service in Hutchins, Texas

Since its founding in 1896, Volunteers of America has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable populations, including those returning from prison. Volunteers of America’s Residential Re-entry Center in Hutchins, Texas attempts to combat the vicious circle of incarceration and poverty by working with individuals in a halfway house setting as they prepare to re-enter the … Continue reading National Day of Service in Hutchins, Texas

New & Improved tools in action: Volunteer Management at Woman to WOman

YoLanda Sanders

YoLanda Sanders, Volunteer Training  AmeriCorps VISTA, currently serves in Denton, Texas at the Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center. Woman to Woman (W2W) provides low-income women with free medical services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal care including medical follow ups, along with educational resources, and counseling services. Throughout the month of July, YoLanda generated a  volunteer management system, Better Impact. This cohesive, all inclusive … Continue reading New & Improved tools in action: Volunteer Management at Woman to WOman

Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Develops and Launches Summer Camp Program

The Collin County History Museum, located in McKinney, TX, is an archival museum with historical artifacts, photographs, documents, diaries, manuscripts, and historical maps that provide valuable research and information for teachers, students, historians, authors and genealogists. The museum provides educational programming for students across Collin County. Keith Uselton, the Curriculum and Development VISTA for the … Continue reading Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Develops and Launches Summer Camp Program

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

January VISTA Spotlight

Name: Jennifer Annen Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL Alma Mater: Iowa State University Volunteer history: Pet-sitting, dog-walking, animal care and community outreach at an animal shelter Why did you choose VISTA? I had earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, but towards the end of my schooling I found a deep interest in human and societal … Continue reading January VISTA Spotlight

VISTA Raven Carr’s Volunteer Recruitment Leads to Event Success

Raven Carr is a VISTA member serving at Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Inc. (IFM) as the Volunteer Coordinator. Interfaith's mission is to provide emergency basic needs assistance to the people of Northern Denton County with the goal of helping those people become self-sufficient. Before each school year begins, IFM provides a program to the Denton … Continue reading VISTA Raven Carr’s Volunteer Recruitment Leads to Event Success

Daisy Martinez begins VISTA service at Giving HOPE, Inc.

The VISTA North Texas project would like to welcome Daisy Martinez! Daisy is dedicating a year of service to Giving HOPE, Inc. in Denton, TX as their Resource Development VISTA. Daisy will help end poverty by increasing Giving HOPE’s financial capacity to give a hand up to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Denton … Continue reading Daisy Martinez begins VISTA service at Giving HOPE, Inc.