Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Begins Creating Curriculum for Summer and After-School Programs Benefiting Low-Income Children

Keith Uselton, the Curriculum and Development VISTA for the Collin County History Museum, began laying the foundation for the organization’s 3-year project by creating a working outline of curriculum for a 6-week summer program as well as one for an 8 week after-school program for elementary school children. He is working with the organization's executive … Continue reading Collin County History Museum’s VISTA Begins Creating Curriculum for Summer and After-School Programs Benefiting Low-Income Children

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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

Rachel Bingham Recruits Student Ambassadors at North Central Texas College

As the Fall Semester at North Central Texas College (NCTC) began and students came back to school, VISTA member Rachel Bingham helped welcome several new members into the NCTC Elite Team by creating an application process and recruiting at various NCTC events. NCTC Elite Team is a peer to peer mentoring program that assists students … Continue reading Rachel Bingham Recruits Student Ambassadors at North Central Texas College

VISTA Melanie Cheney Streamlines Communication and Increases Donations at Plano Children’s Theatre

The mission of the North Texas Performing Arts – Plano Children’s Theatre is to develop the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. Plano Children’s Theatre offers full-ride scholarships to talented and less privileged children, provides complimentary tickets to charitable organizations, teacher groups, and school fundraising events and offers free programming … Continue reading VISTA Melanie Cheney Streamlines Communication and Increases Donations at Plano Children’s Theatre

VISTA Steven Tillman Lays a Framework Model for CCA’s Job Readiness Program and Secures Administration’s Approval

North Texas nonprofit Christian Community Action (CCA) continues its efforts of service to the communities of Lewisville, Texas and the surrounding areas of Denton County. With over 40 years of service, it’s no wonder that CCA has come to be well respected by many. AmeriCorps VISTA Steven Tillman took the challenge of developing a new … Continue reading VISTA Steven Tillman Lays a Framework Model for CCA’s Job Readiness Program and Secures Administration’s Approval

Rebecca Dake Creates Video to Increase Awareness of Interfaith Ministries Apple Tree Project

Rebecca Dake, Community Outreach VISTA at Interfaith Ministries (IFM) of Denton, partnered this month with the Denton Independent School District (ISD) on a video about the Apple Tree Project. IFM's Apple Tree Project provides back-to-school assistance to Denton ISD families who qualify for the Free and Reduced Meals Program. Rebecca interviewed Barb Haflich, the district's … Continue reading Rebecca Dake Creates Video to Increase Awareness of Interfaith Ministries Apple Tree Project

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

New Volunteer with Speakers Bureau Helps Out in a Pinch!

This month, Denton County Friends of the Family Speakers Bureau grew when two new members joined the group. VISTA Nicole Owens provided the first part of their training in which they learned the basics of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. It also got easier for volunteers to get involved with the creation of a … Continue reading New Volunteer with Speakers Bureau Helps Out in a Pinch!