Service Opportunities

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Marketing and Fundraising VISTA

Denton Christian Preschool (DCP), located in Denton, TX, provides early education for at-risk children in the community. Five main components make up DCP’s early childhood education program: developmentally appropriate learning activities in a classroom setting, transportation to and from school, daily nutritious meals and snacks, medical, dental, speech, and other diagnostic screenings and referrals and monthly parenting events.

The Marketing and Fundraising VISTA will increase community awareness and enhance fundraising activities to help provide early education for at-risk children in Denton, TX. Service opportunity begins on August 8, 2019. Member activities include:

*Develop a marketing plan to increase Denton Christian Preschool’s presence in the community

*Increase donor and volunteer participation in fundraising events and day-to-day needs.

*Write 10 grants to raise an additional $100,000 for the education and care of at-risk children.


Community Engagement VISTA

For 30 years, the CEC has been a partner in change to our Northeast Tarrant low-income neighbors.  The CEC has continued to grow and expand our services to serve victims of family violence, homeless and low-income families and individuals across Tarrant County.  Today, the CEC works directly with these families and individuals to move them out of crisis and into stability through employment readiness,  high school equivalency, financial coaching, counseling, safe housing, food and basic necessities.

The Community Engagement VISTA will increase visibility of the CEC and its entities through digital and print brand development, develop relationships with community leaders, organizations and the media, implement marketing strategies and encourage volunteerism. Service opportunity begins on August 19, 2019. Member activities include:

*Research best practices to recruit, retain and recognize a volunteer base to ensure volunteer sustainability

*Develop a comprehensive brand management


Social Media Marketing VISTA

Plano Community Home (PCH) provides affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly, disabled and veterans. The essential human need for shelter lasts a lifetime and is difficult to maintain when an individual’s income is limited. Because we value people, we are committed to responding to this reality with affordable housing for low-income older adults and persons with limited mobility. We also make available transportation, educational opportunities and social outlets allowing residents to manage their lives more independently and stay actively engaged in their community. PCH continues to be the leading provider of service-enriched affordable housing in our communities in Plano and Denton. We respond to the changing needs of our target population by bringing innovative programs and services which enhance their quality of life. The Social Media Marketing VISTA will build capacity by creating cohesive brand management and developing social media platforms to increase community awareness and support, thus increasing financial and volunteer support. As a PCH VISTA, you will be part of a cohort coordinated by the VISTA North Texas project at Chisholm Trail RSVP, Inc. To learn more about PCH, visit www.planocommunityhome.org. Service opportunity begins on August 19, 2019.

Member duties

The Social Media Marketing VISTA will build capacity by creating cohesive brand management and developing social media platforms to increase community awareness and support, thus increasing financial and volunteer support. Major duties include:

*Increase awareness through the development of social media marketing and website engagement

*Create a solid branding message that is reflected across marketing materials, social media content and shared by employees


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