VISTA Highlights the Impact Network of Community Ministries has on the Lives of Low-Income Seniors

Network of Community Ministries, Inc. located in Richardson, TX responds to human need by giving assistance with the goal of helping individuals achieve long-term independence. Its mission is “caring, coaching and empowering neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” Ben Chapman serves as the Marketing and Fundraising VISTA spent time shadowing … Continue reading VISTA Highlights the Impact Network of Community Ministries has on the Lives of Low-Income Seniors

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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

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

VISTA Adam Jones Demonstrates Volunteer Management Knowledge

During the month of February, Adam Jones, a Volunteer Training VISTA at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, was recruited to amass a wealth of information on the topic of volunteer management. The information gathered was used in a lecture hosted by Funding Information Network.  With the track record of over 183 volunteers trained and … Continue reading VISTA Adam Jones Demonstrates Volunteer Management Knowledge