Christian Community Action VISTA Increases Funding Potential through Grant Writing

AmeriCorps VISTA Stephanie Adams' work at Christian Community Action (CCA) in Lewisville, TX has included submitting grants to the Hillcrest, Harry W. Bass, Celanese, and Kohl foundation as well as the Bank of the Ozarks. If granted funding from each of these foundations Stephanie's work could provide Christian Community Action's comprehensive programs and services with … Continue reading Christian Community Action VISTA Increases Funding Potential through Grant Writing

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Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Creates Mental Health Awareness Post to Increase Engagement

VISTA Miranda Bonilla is hard at work recruiting volunteers for Youth and Family Counseling (YFC) in Lewisville, TX.  Since YFC is a smaller agency, volunteers make a huge difference. By taking on some of the smaller but necessary tasks around the office, volunteers allow staff members to focus on capacity building, which leads to more … Continue reading Youth and Family Counseling VISTA Creates Mental Health Awareness Post to Increase Engagement

Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA Develops a Successful Volunteer Training

“Focusing on our foundation and building on it” is the theme that VISTA Jennifer Annen is using to create a new training for the volunteers at Woman to Woman’s Twice as Nice Resale in Denton, Texas. January was the second phase in the construction of the quarterly training, known as “BUILD,” for the resale store’s … Continue reading Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center’s VISTA Develops a Successful Volunteer Training

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

VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Successful Drug Take Back Events at Senior Living Communities

April Comperda, serving as the Drug Education VISTA at Chisholm Trail RSVP in Denton, TX continues working on the agency’s Prescription Take Back Day campaign. Even though the Take Back Days occur just twice a year, Chisholm Trail RSVP continues to stand as mechanism for change and bridge the gap all year long. Recognizing that … Continue reading VISTA Lays the Groundwork for Successful Drug Take Back Events at Senior Living Communities

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

January VISTA Spotlight

Name: Jennifer Annen Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL Alma Mater: Iowa State University Volunteer history: Pet-sitting, dog-walking, animal care and community outreach at an animal shelter Why did you choose VISTA? I had earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, but towards the end of my schooling I found a deep interest in human and societal … Continue reading January VISTA Spotlight

December VISTA Spotlight

Name: Victoria Jackson Hometown: Dallas, Texas Alma Mater: Loyola University Chicago Volunteer history: I was on the executive board of the Habitat for Humanity chapter of my university, and after college I was a typing and TEFL tutor at local community centers for about a year. I came across AmeriCorps while working at a mortgage … Continue reading December VISTA Spotlight

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

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