April Comperda Strengthens Donor Communication at Denton County Friends of the Family

Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF) is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive services to those impacted by rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence while partnering with the community to promote safety, healing, and prevention. AmeriCorps VISTA, April Comperda, began the process of automating DCFOF’s bi-weekly newsletters and weekly board member newsletters to ensure that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VISTA Leader Enhances North Texas Project with New Partnerships

As the holidays were rolling around, VISTA Leader Chanell Rose focused her efforts on setting up the VISTA North Texas Project for a successful year in 2017! With the project expanding, there is a need for increased outreach and awareness for the VISTA program throughout the counties the project covers. A new VISTA site in […]

VISTA Member Revamps Presentation for Denton High School’s Freshman Class

VISTA member, Nicole Owens and the Denton County Friends of the Family Community Education team worked together to revamp and organize their presentation for Denton High School’s freshman class. Nicole and the team added several activities and vital information to help the freshmen understand the dynamics of abuse and sexual assault. Each group of freshmen […]

VISTA Melanie Kuriger Begins Networking in Collin County

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 […]

VISTA Meghan Kajihara Finds Success with Community Outreach

Because the Fatherhood EFFECT program is very new to Denton County, it is always actively seeking referrals of fathers to its parenting classes. To further the program’s reach into the surrounding areas, VISTA Meghan Kajihara has focused on contacting groups in the communities of Lewisville and Sanger. The initial outreach Meghan made to churches and […]

Rebecca Dake Uses Social Medial Marketing to Increase Attendance at Fundraiser

Rebecca Dake, VISTA at Interfaith Ministries of Denton, worked hard this month to publicize the emergency assistance nonprofit’s fall fundraiser: The Interfaith Ministries Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & Silent Auction.  Rebecca created graphics and videos, to involve sponsors and vendors and engage the public before the event. The graphics and videos were posted on […]