AmeriCorps VISTA Member Victoria Jackson serves with the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA). MDHA leads the development of an effective homeless response system to make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. Victoria continues her work on the Youth Services Directory (YSD). She has met with over 15 different … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Develops Youth Services Guide to Assist Homeless Youth in Dallas and Collin Counties
In March 2017, Plano Children’s Theatre’s Resource Development VISTA, Melanie Cheney, helped source and collect auction items for North Texas Performing Arts' annual online auction. She delegated National Honor Society volunteers to call businesses in Plano and inquired about potential donations of gift cards and services. Information was taken from interested donors and Melanie visited … Continue reading Melanie Cheney Increases Donations to Plano Children’s Theatre’s
In February 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Melanie Kuriger was able to write and submit a grant application for $20,000 from the Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation. The grant money, if received, will be used to strengthen North Texas Performing Arts' Therapeutic Drama program for children and adults with special needs. In the preceding weeks, she created an outline … Continue reading North Texas Performing Arts VISTA Melanie Kuriger with New Grant Submission
In February, VISTA Sean Enfield played a part in the opening of North Texas Performing Arts’ new theatre in Fairview. A couple weeks prior to the Ribbon Cutting, he managed a small team helping in the final stages of the build out, and conducted interviews with the major volunteers in the Fairview project. The new … Continue reading Expansion Brings Out the Volunteers for VISTA Sean Enfield
Volunteer Enablement VISTA Sean Enfield with Plano Children’s Theatre is experiencing first-hand the expanse of his 25 year old organization which has grown to support 5 active performance spaces in 5 different North Texas cities. So far, his primary accomplishments have been to initiate himself into a group and a volunteer network that already has … Continue reading VISTA Member Sean Enfield Begins Development of a Formal Volunteer Program
In the past month, Melanie Kuriger, an AmeriCorps VISTA at Plano Children's Theatre/North Texas Performing Arts, has been working on developing a knowledge of the local businesses in Plano and establishing relationships with potential funders. On November 22, Melanie attended her first Chamber of Commerce meeting for the Fairview/Allen areas. She arrived alone, and was … Continue reading VISTA Melanie Kuriger Begins Networking in Collin County
Plano Children’s Theatre Grant Writing VISTA As a Grant Writing VISTA at Plano Children’s Theatre, you will help end poverty by writing grants that will allow under-served youth to learn skills which will serve them on and off the stage and in life. Major functions will include becoming familiar with arts education and agency programs, … Continue reading Service Opportunity!