VISTA Leader Marcela Solia Coordinates Day of Service

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, connected with Keep Denton Beautiful to organize a 9/11 day of service project. This was a chance for the VISTAs to contribute to our community in a more direct way. They spent their morning at Lake Forest Park in Denton collecting trash and recyclables that had been left behind. Several bags … Continue reading VISTA Leader Marcela Solia Coordinates Day of Service

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Marcela Solia Focuses her Efforts on November VISTA Recruitment

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, spent the month of July focusing on recruitment for the November VISTA positions. She worked to market for the open positions by posting openings on college sites and social media and preparing for tabling events coming up in August. Many applications have already come in and Marcela has taken the time … Continue reading Marcela Solia Focuses her Efforts on November VISTA Recruitment

Marcela Solia Creates new Marketing Materials for VISTA North Texas Project

VISTA leader, Marcela Solia, spent the month of June putting her artistic skills to use by creating marketing materials for recruitment events. She developed flyers and social media graphics that will be used to market each of the 8 VISTA positions that are currently open. Templates of the flyers and graphics were saved for future … Continue reading Marcela Solia Creates new Marketing Materials for VISTA North Texas Project

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 … Continue reading VISTA Leader Chanell Rose’s Term of Service Ends on a High Note

Show Manager Position Developed with Help of VISTA at Plano Children’s Theatre

In the month of January, VISTA Sean Enfield's time was primarily devoted to the Plano Children's Theatre's volunteer show manager position. Early in the month, he, the managing director, and a senior volunteer organized a meeting of last year's show managers in order to receive their feedback. From this meeting he and the staff hope … Continue reading Show Manager Position Developed with Help of VISTA at Plano Children’s Theatre

Denton Affordable Housing Corporation VISTA Submits Grant for Program Funding

VISTA Casey McCollum with Denton Affordable Housing Corporation (DAHC) has been hard at work to submit another grant for his agency. Casey has submitted the HOME program grant through the city of Denton this past month, asking for $60,000 in funds. DAHC will use this grant money to rehabilitate properties they own for use by … Continue reading Denton Affordable Housing Corporation VISTA Submits Grant for Program Funding

VISTA Kicks Fundraising Efforts Into High Gear for Giving Hope

Everyone at Giving Hope, Inc. has started off the year with their best foot forward. After setting up a staff retreat, every person at the agency was able to evaluate what worked, what didn't work, and created individualized plans for the 2017 year. Our goal as a whole is to become more efficient in helping … Continue reading VISTA Kicks Fundraising Efforts Into High Gear for Giving Hope

VISTA Works to Expand Financial Planning Opportunities with Interfaith Ministries

Rebecca Dake, Community Outreach VISTA at Interfaith Ministries of Denton wanted to boost her site's ability to implement the goal written in its mission statement. The emergency financial assistance nonprofit serves the working poor and those on fixed incomes in northern Denton County. The nonprofit's goal is to help those clients become self-sufficient--one interpretation meaning … Continue reading VISTA Works to Expand Financial Planning Opportunities with Interfaith Ministries

VISTA Steven Tillman Launches Christian Community Action Life Skills & Job Readiness Coursework Pilot!

VISTA Steven Tillman, a second time AmeriCorps member from Chicago, Illinois, has launched a pilot version of his Life Skills & Job Readiness Training course for nonprofit staple Christian Community Action. Steven developed surveys to administer to clients for the purpose of data collection during the course’s trial run. This is the first of two … Continue reading VISTA Steven Tillman Launches Christian Community Action Life Skills & Job Readiness Coursework Pilot!