On Thursday, October 22nd, the North Texas Project celebrated their Community Solutions Hunger Summit & VISTA 50th in Lewisville, TX. VISTA Leader, Sarah Lehman, was instrumental to this event’s success. She created the event materials, was critical in marketing the event, and recruited Atif Bostic, Executive Director of UpLift Solutions, as the guest keynote speaker. … Continue reading VISTA Leader Instrumental in VISTA 50th Event Success
AmeriCorps VISTA continues 50th anniversary year celebrations with a special live-streamed event from the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 16, 2015. Speakers will include author George R. R. Martin, who served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer from 1970-1972, and Paul Monteiro, Director of AmeriCorps VISTA. Tune in to the Livestream … Continue reading VISTA Alums Are Everywhere!
We are very proud to announce that our VISTAs Katherine Sawyer and Nate Dears will be completing their full year of national service at the end of July 2015. Katherine has spent the last year serving as the Marketing and Communications Specialist for PediPlace located in Lewisville, TX. She will be leaving our project to … Continue reading Congratulations and Goodbye to Our New Alumni!
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will become victims of intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day. 20-25% of women in college reported experiencing an attempted … Continue reading DCFOF VISTA Member Recruits Police Officer for Speaker’s Bureau
Habitat for Humanity of Denton County is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by providing families a hand up toward home ownership. VISTA member Salome Clarke worked diligently to recruit long-term volunteers to help with administrative tasks in the Habitat for Humanity office. On average, it takes 480 volunteers and 3,8000 volunteer hours to complete a … Continue reading VISTA Member recruits volunteers to assist Habitat for Humanity Staff
Hearts for Homes is a non-profit agency in Denton, TX which provides assistance to the aging population in the areas of housing repair and rehabilitation in order to keep older adults in their own homes for as long as possible. In June, the agency held its annual Testimonial Dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn of … Continue reading VISTA Member Increases Fundraiser’s Effectiveness
Youth and Family Counseling Grants and Resource Development VISTA The Grants and Resource Development VISTA at Youth and Family Counseling will: 1. Determine the grant sources available in the agency’s geographical area and develop a plan for submitting grant applications. 2. Write, coordinate or lead at least 4 grants with a total potential outcome of $75,000. 3. … Continue reading Service Opportunity!
Interfaith Ministries Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination VISTA The Volunteer Recruitment and Coordination VISTA member will work with Interfaith Ministries’ executive director and staff to strengthen the agency’s volunteer program through multiple avenues. The VISTA will be responsible for the recruitment of at least 20 new volunteers through community outreach and free advertising opportunities and include … Continue reading Service Opportunity!