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

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April Neal Balances Fundraising and Community Outreach

VISTA member, April Neal is serving with Youth and Family Counseling in Lewisville, TX. The mission of Youth and Family Counseling is to aid the families and children of Denton County, thereby creating healthy and productive individuals, families, and communities which will benefit the quality of life for all. In the month of April, she … Continue reading April Neal Balances Fundraising and Community Outreach

New Service Opportunities To Begin in August

The VISTA North Texas project has 3 new service opportunities that will begin on August 14th. Applications will be accepted through June 30th. Denton Christian Preschool Marketing and Fundraising VISTA  Denton Christian Preschool (DCP), located in Denton, TX, provides early education for at-risk children in the community. The Marketing and Fundraising VISTA will increase community awareness … Continue reading New Service Opportunities To Begin in August

North Texas Performing Arts VISTA Melanie Kuriger with New Grant Submission

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

Spring Grant Cycle Means Big Dollars for Exiting VISTA

Tierra has taken on CCA’s grants Spring Cycle in full force this month. So far, she has completed and submitted a total of six grants for a potential of $74,000 to support CCA’s comprehensive services and programs to assist low-income individuals across North Texas. Tierra has already secured $15,000 in funding from CoServ Charitable Foundation … Continue reading Spring Grant Cycle Means Big Dollars for Exiting VISTA

VISTA Steven Tillman Continues His Efforts and Takes a Groundbreaking Approach Which “Wows” Members of Christian Community Action Leadership!

Steven Tillman, an AmeriCorps VISTA currently servicing the city of Lewisville in Denton County through the nonprofit Christian Community Action (CCA), has completed his initial cycle of the Life Skills & Job Readiness Course pilot, which is designed to help course participants secure gainful employment. Steven recently completed analysis of the surveys he administered to … Continue reading VISTA Steven Tillman Continues His Efforts and Takes a Groundbreaking Approach Which “Wows” Members of Christian Community Action Leadership!

VISTA Leader Helps Bring in Newest Partner Agency for North Texas Project

North Central Texas College (NCTC) officially submitted and was approved for a VISTA project through VISTA North Texas in the month of February. VISTA Leader Chanell Rose first made a connection with Roxanne Del Rio, Associate Dean of Denton County Campuses for NCTC, in the first few months of her service. Throughout her term, Chanell … Continue reading VISTA Leader Helps Bring in Newest Partner Agency for North Texas Project

Expansion Brings Out the Volunteers for VISTA Sean Enfield

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 Appreciation at Our Daily Bread Supported by VISTA

Aleisha Tunstall is the Grant Research and Development VISTA at Our Daily Bread (ODB). ODB  is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community soup kitchen located in Denton, TX, that provides nutritious meals, special services and referrals for other services to those in need. Currently, Aleisha is assisting the Executive Administrator to plan for ODB's Volunteer Appreciation … Continue reading Volunteer Appreciation at Our Daily Bread Supported by VISTA

VISTA Hannah McNeill in Pursuit of #1 Spot for Woman to Woman PRC

This February, VISTA Hannah McNeill serving with Woman to Woman PRC, co-facilitated a Best of Denton campaign for Twice as Nice Resale. Best of Denton is Denton's annual community acknowledgement of their town's outstanding restaurants, coffee shops, stores, etc. Hannah assisted in composing graphics to use for advertising on social media and providing Twice as … Continue reading VISTA Hannah McNeill in Pursuit of #1 Spot for Woman to Woman PRC