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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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

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

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

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

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

December VISTA Spotlight

Name: Victoria Jackson Hometown: Dallas, Texas Alma Mater: Loyola University Chicago Volunteer history: I was on the executive board of the Habitat for Humanity chapter of my university, and after college I was a typing and TEFL tutor at local community centers for about a year. I came across AmeriCorps while working at a mortgage … Continue reading December VISTA Spotlight

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

November VISTA spotlight

Name: Jennifer Weatherford Hometown: Seguin, Texas Alma Mater: Arizona State University Volunteer history: Let Girls Learn Fundraising and Awareness Project for Senegalese girls (2016); Votua Village Service Learning Project to maintain agricultural projects in Votua, Fiji (2015). I've also volunteered my time as a research assistant during my undergrad and spent a couple years as … Continue reading November VISTA spotlight