VISTA Member Finalizes Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s New Tenant Resource Guide

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Victoria Jackson, serving with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance has spent the past few months finalizing and perfecting the New Tenant Resource Guide (NTRG). In this guide, newly-housed clients will find a Birth Certificate application, a Voter Registration Card, and a resource directory that ranges from employment needs to medical needs that can … Continue reading VISTA Member Finalizes Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s New Tenant Resource Guide

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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

Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Creates Mental Health Awareness Post to Increase Engagement

VISTA Miranda Bonilla is hard at work recruiting volunteers for Youth and Family Counseling (YFC) in Lewisville, TX.  Since YFC is a smaller agency, volunteers make a huge difference. By taking on some of the smaller but necessary tasks around the office, volunteers allow staff members to focus on capacity building, which leads to more … Continue reading Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Creates Mental Health Awareness Post to Increase Engagement

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

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

Grants VISTA Stephanie Adams’ Work Brings Joy to Families during the Holidays

Stephanie Adams is the Grants VISTA at Christian Community Action (CCA) in Lewisville, TX. CCA’s mission is to minister to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives. In December, CCA was notified that grants Stephanie submitted were awarded. The ADR Foundation awarded $10,000 and the Stallings Foundation granted … Continue reading Grants VISTA Stephanie Adams’ Work Brings Joy to Families during the Holidays

Christian Community Action’s VISTA Secures Grant Funds for Job Readiness Training Program

Christian Community Action, located in Lewisville, TX­ ministers to the poor by providing comprehensive services that alleviate suffering, bring hope and change lives. Through CCA’s Job Readiness program, unemployed and underemployed individuals are taught skills needed and assistance is given connect them with better job opportunities. VISTA member Steven Tillman submitted a grant to the … Continue reading Christian Community Action’s VISTA Secures Grant Funds for Job Readiness Training Program

Chisholm Trail RSVP’s Drug Education VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Prescription Drug Take Back Events

In December, Drug Education VISTA, April Comperda, continued mobilizing the Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc., Prescription Drug Take Back project in Denton County, TX in response to the CNCS call to action. Chisholm Trail RSVP's Take Back campaign, includes events providing services such as medication review and providing mail-back envelopes to assist residents with a safe, … Continue reading Chisholm Trail RSVP’s Drug Education VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Prescription Drug Take Back Events

VISTA Martha Tonn Recruits and Manages Volunteers for Cornerstone Ranch’s Annual Gala

Martha Tonn is the Volunteer Recruitment and Development VISTA at Cornerstone Ranch, a unique home and day program for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities located in McKinney, TX. On Saturday, October 28, Cornerstone Ranch held their annual Gala & Art Auction, which accounts for approximately 80% of the organizations operating funds for the year, … Continue reading VISTA Martha Tonn Recruits and Manages Volunteers for Cornerstone Ranch’s Annual Gala

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