New VISTA Service Opportunity with Christian Community Action

For more than 40 years, Christian Community Action (CCA) has been healing, feeding, and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties in North Texas. Headquartered in Lewisville, TX, CCA is one of the largest private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services each year. Through careful case … Continue reading New VISTA Service Opportunity with Christian Community Action

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Maegan Shafer Enhances Denton Christian Preschool’s Presence on Social Media

Denton Christian Preschool opened its doors during the month of August to welcome new 3 and 4 year olds. As the weeks progressed the children transitioned from anxious into excited and motivated learners. Since the 1970's the organization has served thousands of at-risk children in the Denton area. AmeriCorps VISTA, Maegan Shafer, contributed to their … Continue reading Maegan Shafer Enhances Denton Christian Preschool’s Presence on Social Media

April Comperda Uses Social Media to Collect School Supplies

April Comperda serves as the Community Marketing VISTA with Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF). In July, she worked towards promoting DCFOF’s campaigns and upcoming events. The Back to School Drive was featured on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the bi­monthly newsletters. April shared the link to their Amazon Wishlist in order to create an … Continue reading April Comperda Uses Social Media to Collect School Supplies

Hannah McNeill’s Social Media Skills Lead to Fundraising Success at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center

VISTA Hannah McNeill, serving in Volunteer Recruitment and Development at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center in Denton, TX, spent her month utilizing social media to market her agency's Annual Ladies Purse Auction and Brunch. Hannah created a social media schedule posting once a week with a reminder and encouragement to register paired with the … Continue reading Hannah McNeill’s Social Media Skills Lead to Fundraising Success at Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center

Hannah McNeill’s Social Media Work Increases Interest in Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center

VISTA Hannah McNeill has been utilizing social media to potentially recruit volunteers and provide further resources for Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center in Denton, TX. Throughout the past 9 months of her VISTA term, she has been posting daily to all Woman to Woman and Twice as Nice Resale social media platforms. The amount … Continue reading Hannah McNeill’s Social Media Work Increases Interest in Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center

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 Rebecca Dake Marketing Real Client Stories

Over the past year serving at a financial assistance nonprofit, AmeriCorps VISTA Rebecca Dake has taken the lead getting client stories out to the public. From a quick social media post about a family receiving help with their utilities to larger campaigns, including a video featuring multiple clients, she has relayed to her community the … Continue reading VISTA Rebecca Dake Marketing Real Client Stories

VISTA Member’s Twitter Activity Spurs In-Kind Donations

December was a merry month for Community Outreach VISTA Rebecca Dake of Interfaith Ministries of Denton. Rebecca spent the month soliciting donations for a care package collection called Santa Loves Seniors that served 120 low to middle income senior citizens. She spread the word through email marketing, social media and newspaper contacts. Rebecca showed how … Continue reading VISTA Member’s Twitter Activity Spurs In-Kind Donations

VISTA Member Expands Interfaith Ministries’ Santa Loves Seniors Program

For VISTA Rebecca Dake, a large part of November was spent on expanding and enhancing Interfaith Ministries of Denton's Santa Loves Seniors holiday care package collection, which served 50 residents last year. Earlier in the year Rebecca created a partnership with the Denton Housing Authority's Heritage Oaks Apartments, a low to moderate income senior housing … Continue reading VISTA Member Expands Interfaith Ministries’ Santa Loves Seniors Program

VISTA Increases Awareness about Domestic Violence

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to spread awareness, VISTA member Nicole Owens planned and coordinated two of Denton County Friends of the Family's awareness events, as well as the Silent Witness Display and social media for the month of October. Nicole kicked off the month with The Clothesline Project at the Denton Square. … Continue reading VISTA Increases Awareness about Domestic Violence