AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA AmeriCorps brings people together to serve. If you are looking for more information about AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit AmeriCorps.gov/VISTA.
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Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA), the AmeriCorps program dedicated to help alleviate poverty, is operated by the federal agency, the Corporation for National & Community Service. Comment Policy: Comments on “the Wall” are open to all, but are moderated by page administrators. Commentary, opinions, and reactions are welcome, but should be civil and on-topic. The page administrators may exercise discretion at any time to delete comments deemed uncivil, off-topic, spam, or inappropriate advertisements. Current VISTA members are considered to be federal employees for purposes of the federal Hatch Act, and as such, are subject to the restrictions and prohibitions on political activities as set forth in the Hatch Act. Also, current VISTA members and projects are subject to the prohibitions and restrictions on lobbying, as set forth in the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, the federal statute that administers the VISTA program. Wall Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed on “the Wall”, except as specifically noted, are those of the individual commenter and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program or the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA), the AmeriCorps program dedicated to help alleviate poverty, is operated by the federal agency, the Corporation for National & Community Service. Comment Policy: Comments on “the Wall” are open to all, but are moderated by page administrators. Commentary, opinions, and reactions are welcome, but should be civil and on-topic. The page administrators may exercise discretion at any time to delete comments deemed uncivil, off-topic, spam, or inappropriate advertisements. Current VISTA members are considered to be federal employees for purposes of the federal Hatch Act, and as such, are subject to the restrictions and prohibitions on political activities as set forth in the Hatch Act. Also, current VISTA members and projects are subject to the prohibitions and restrictions on lobbying, as set forth in the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, the federal statute that administers the VISTA program. Wall Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed on “the Wall”, except as specifically noted, are those of the individual commenter and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program or the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Mission: VISTA supports low-income communities by strengthening local organizations, encouraging volunteer service, and generating the commitment of private sector resources. Our Volunteers, with a commitment to social justice, and utilizing the gifts of others, bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

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Lucille Clifton inspired Kira Borum to ask:➡️ How can I amplify silenced voices?➡️ How can I be a megaphone for youth?Se...
02/17/2021

Lucille Clifton inspired Kira Borum to ask:

➡️ How can I amplify silenced voices?
➡️ How can I be a megaphone for youth?

See how she's answering these questions through her own poetry and her service in AmeriCorps serving with Detroit PAL where she is helping to empower Black youth ➡ bit.ly/BHMAmeriStory-KiraB #BlackHistoryMonth #AmeriCorpsVISTA

AmeriCorps members serving in the VISTA program #GetThingsDone! We are proud of the impact that our service has on the c...
02/16/2021

AmeriCorps members serving in the VISTA program #GetThingsDone! We are proud of the impact that our service has on the communities we serve.

Will you join us and #BeTheGreaterGood? Join AmeriCorps: https://americorps.gov/VISTA #AmeriCorpsVISTA

02/11/2021
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Inspired to service by Lucille Clifton's poem “at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989,” Kira Borum is empowering Black youth through her own poetry and her service in AmeriCorps with Detroit PAL. Be sure to read her #AmeriStory -> bit.ly/BHMAmeriStory-KiraB #BlackHistoryMonth #AmeriCorpsVISTA

Join us in celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth 🎉

Share these #ThursdayThoughts 💭 from #AmeriCorps member, Kira Borum, about how Lucille Clifton inspired her AmeriCorps VISTA service with Detroit PAL ⬇

Then, grab even more inspiration by reading Kira's #AmeriStory ➡ bit.ly/BHMAmeriStory-KiraB

02/09/2021
A Day Serving in AmeriCorps

After returning home early from her study abroad program in London due to the pandemic, Rhi Suarez had a desire to serve in AmeriCorps because she wanted to help students like her who were struggling as a result of #COVID19. Today, she serves at NHTI-Concord's Community College as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA. Watch how she gets things done during a day of service! https://americorps.gov/VISTA #GetThingsDone

Join us in welcoming AmeriCorps' new Acting CEO *and #AmeriCorpsVISTA alum* Mal Coles! We encourage you to read more of ...
02/08/2021

Join us in welcoming AmeriCorps' new Acting CEO *and #AmeriCorpsVISTA alum* Mal Coles! We encourage you to read more of his inspiring words ➡ bit.ly/RenewedCallToService.

#Shareworthy: Our new Acting CEO (#AmeriCorpsAlum) Mal Coles shares renewed call to service inspired by his own #AmeriStory from AmeriCorps VISTA to lifelong #nationalservice leadership.

Hit share to pass on his inspiring words and read his full blog ➡ bit.ly/RenewedCallToService

02/01/2021
AmeriCorps Members Challenging Poverty and Racial Injustice

"My year of service has given me an opportunity to learn and grow in my knowledge of anti-racism work and to share that knowledge with other people." Watch our recent episode of Be the Greater Good Live to see how #AmeriCorpsVISTA members like Emily Ward (serving with CSU Chancellor's Office, Center for Community Engagement) are using their service to challenge poverty and racial injustice! http://bit.ly/36xifG3

“I genuinely believe in the power of AmeriCorps members and community members to create meaningful change across our cou...
01/29/2021
AmeriCorps Member Changes Career Aspiration after Moving Gap Year in VISTA

“I genuinely believe in the power of AmeriCorps members and community members to create meaningful change across our country." Christian Soto came across AmeriCorps while searching for a #gapyear opportunity. Today, he is in his third year of service - serving as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA Leader with the City of Buffalo’s Division of Citizen Services, where he supports and guides fifteen members. Read how his service inspired his new direction! http://bit.ly/ChristianSoto

After graduating from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Christian Soto  came across an AmeriCorps position while searching for a meaningful gap year experience. He was

01/26/2021
A Day Serving in AmeriCorps

Have you ever wondered what it's like to serve as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA - especially during a pandemic? You're in luck! Our members are giving a peek into their day of service in AmeriCorps.

See how Jessica Murray, a VISTA Leader serving in #Hawaii with Kupu, is helping to build a brighter future for Hawaii's youth - while also experiencing the great outdoor activities of the island! #GetThingsDone

We're excited to #GetThingsDone with our new AmeriCorps leaders. Please join us in welcoming them all! #AmeriCorpsVISTA
01/25/2021

We're excited to #GetThingsDone with our new AmeriCorps leaders. Please join us in welcoming them all! #AmeriCorpsVISTA

Join us in welcoming 7 new #AmeriCorps leaders appointed by the Biden administration to help us unify and strengthen our country through #nationalservice.

Hit share to help spread the word and learn about our new leadership team at bit.ly/NewAmeriCorpsLeaders

#UnitedWeServe #AmeriCorpsWorks

01/22/2021
#UnitedWeServe

Americans began 2021 by serving others this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service engaging in #CovidSafe volunteer projects across the U.S.⬇

Let’s keep Dr. King’s legacy going and unite through service year-round. Hit 👍or ❤️ if you’re in and tag your friends and family in a comment ⬇ to join you! ⬇

Then, visit americorps.gov for more on how you can make a difference through service.

#MLKDayOn #MLKDay #AmeriCorpsWorks #UnitedWeServe #NationalService

Ray Mendez believes that sports can change lives - because it changed the course of his life. As a professional skater, ...
01/21/2021

Ray Mendez believes that sports can change lives - because it changed the course of his life. As a professional skater, he has competed on both national and international skate circuits. But he calls his service as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA serving with the Harold Hunter Foundation "a dream come true." Watch our recent Be the Greater Good Live episode to see how he's helping #NYC youth reach their full potential through skateboarding. https://fb.watch/39n14xtu_2/

01/19/2021
The Fight Against Poverty & Racial Injustice

Join us for the next episode of Be the Greater Good Live! Three #AmeriCorpsVISTA members will share how their service addresses poverty and discrimination in higher education, healthcare, and literacy.

Join us at 11:00am for a discussion with Hunger Free America honoring Dr. King’s legacy and his vision for food justice....
01/19/2021

Join us at 11:00am for a discussion with Hunger Free America honoring Dr. King’s legacy and his vision for food justice. We hope you can make it! #MLKDayOn

Register here: http://ow.ly/2Fl050D6Brt

Join us tomorrow for the second day of our MLK Serve-a-Thon and a keynote panel discussion on advancing Dr. King's vision for food justice.

We'll hear from:
Joel Berg - CEO, Hunger Free America
Jennifer Jones Austin - CEO & Executive Director, FPWA
Desiree Tucker-Sorini - Director, AmeriCorps VISTA
Michael J. Wilson – Director, Maryland Hunger Solutions

Come with questions!

Register now:
http://ow.ly/2Fl050D6Brt

#mdhungersolutions #fpwa #fpwanyc #americorps #americorpsvista #vista #hungerfreeamerica #endinghunger #nationalservice #communityservice #endinghungerliftsusall #MLK #MLKDay #MLKServeathon #DrKing #Volunteer

01/19/2021
The Fight Against Poverty & Racial Injustice

Join us for the next episode of Be the Greater Good Live! Three #AmeriCorpsVISTA members will share how their service addresses poverty, racism and discrimination in higher education, healthcare, and literacy.

Cristalynne Dupree, AmeriCorps alum and current staff member, has the honor of sharing service opportunities and their v...
01/18/2021

Cristalynne Dupree, AmeriCorps alum and current staff member, has the honor of sharing service opportunities and their value to the service member and the community. Read how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through service has impacted her.

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve." That statement embodies the spirit of AmeriCorps members as we empower communities to tackle local challenges. Serving with two #AmeriCorpsVISTA projects, I've met many people, each had a story that led to AmeriCorps as a mile-marker. Their stories and my own story remind me of this Dr. King quote. #MLKDay #MLKDayOn #MLKDay2021

Are you making it an #MLKDayOn? Take a #SelflessSelfie to let everyone know! Take a photo of you serving, share it in yo...
01/18/2021

Are you making it an #MLKDayOn? Take a #SelflessSelfie to let everyone know! Take a photo of you serving, share it in your story (or on your newsfeed), and tag AmeriCorps for a chance to be featured on social media & our website. #MLKDay2021 #MLKDay

Today’s the day – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!

Take a #SelflessSelfie to let everyone know how you’re making it an #MLKDayOn. Take a photo of you serving, share it in your story (or on your newsfeed), and tag us for a chance to be featured on our social media & website.

(#Protip: Check out our story for some special photo frames you can use!)

#MLKDay #UnitedWeServe #MLKDayofService

Colleen Holohan, AmeriCorps alum and current staff member, shares the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy thro...
01/18/2021

Colleen Holohan, AmeriCorps alum and current staff member, shares the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through service.

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” My service as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA with Massachusetts Campus Compact greatly resonates with this Dr. King quote as I was charged with supporting college students and universities in identifying the roles they could play in making change in their communities.

I am grateful for the tremendous lessons I learned from the communities and people we served and I take those lessons with me in my work to this day. #MLKDay #MLKDAYON #MLKDay2021

01/18/2021
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Today, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through service to others. #MLKDay #MLKDayOn

Let’s lift each other up and come together in answering life's most persistent and urgent question this Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (and beyond)⬇️

🗣️What are you doing for others?🗣️

Get #CovidSafe volunteer ideas for your #MLKDayOn and make a commitment to serve➡️mlkday.gov

#MLKDay #UnitedWeServe

01/13/2021
National Service Through Sports

Have a passion for sports? Join us as we discuss how three #AmeriCorpsVISTA members serving with Up2Us Sports are using their love for sports like soccer and skating to impact the lives of children and youth.

Help honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through service to others on #MLKDay, by joining AmeriCorps for a #MLKDay...
01/13/2021

Help honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through service to others on #MLKDay, by joining AmeriCorps for a #MLKDayOn! Will you serve?

Will you join us in honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy through service to others this #MLKDay?

Use our "I will serve" badge to share you're making it an #MLKDayOn and find #CovidSafe service projects at bit.ly/MLKDayOn2021

While in search of a #gapyear opportunity, Christian Soto came across AmeriCorps - an experience that would inspire a ch...
01/12/2021
AmeriCorps Member Changes Career Aspiration after Moving Gap Year in VISTA

While in search of a #gapyear opportunity, Christian Soto came across AmeriCorps - an experience that would inspire a change in his career path. Three years later, he now serves as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA Leader with the City of Buffalo’s Division of Citizen Services, where he supports and guides fifteen AmeriCorps members. Read how his service inspired his new direction!

After graduating from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Christian Soto  came across an AmeriCorps position while searching for a meaningful gap year experience. He was

01/11/2021
National Service Through Sports

Have a passion for sports? Join us as we discuss how three #AmeriCorpsVISTA members serving with Up2Us Sports are using their love for sports like soccer and skating to impact the lives of children and youth.

01/07/2021
Serving the Aging Community During COVID-19

According to the CDC, older adults (people 65 years and older and those living in a nursing home or long-term care facility) are at a high-risk for severe illness from #COVID19.

In this episode, Desiree Tucker-Sorini speaks with a team from #Wyoming who is doing their best to safely serve and protect this high-risk community. Watch as they discuss the health and social needs of older adults in rural communities and how the state's Aging Division is addressing COVID-19 and its aging residents.

Guests:
Claire Quinlan - AmeriCorps member serving in the VISTA program
Lisa Osvold - Senior Administrator of Wyoming Department of Health’s Aging Division
Jennie Gordon, First Lady of Wyoming

We're ending the year with one of our favorite stories from 2020! Due to COVID-19, Isabel Keddy-Hector had to end her se...
12/31/2020

We're ending the year with one of our favorite stories from 2020! Due to COVID-19, Isabel Keddy-Hector had to end her service early as a Peace Corps member in Panama. Thankfully, when she returned to the U.S. she was able to continue her passion for service with AmeriCorps as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA Leader. Be sure to read her story! https://www.facebook.com/AmeriCorpsVISTA/photos/a.347218226362/10157184891716363/

After overcoming hardship - which included homelessness, Tiffany Adams wanted to "give back and help." She began her jou...
12/30/2020
UCF forward Isaiah Adams inspired by mom’s push to overcome homelessness

After overcoming hardship - which included homelessness, Tiffany Adams wanted to "give back and help." She began her journey by serving as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA member. At the same time, she was serving as inspiration to her son who is now a star basketball player at University of Central Florida.

UCF forward Isaiah Adams, who has become one of the Knights' top scorers this season, is inspired by mom’s drive to overcome homelessness early in his childhood.

#AmeriCorpsVISTA changes the lives of the people we serve and the members who make the decision to serve. How has servin...
12/28/2020

#AmeriCorpsVISTA changes the lives of the people we serve and the members who make the decision to serve. How has serving in AmeriCorps impacted your life?

12/24/2020
Giving Thanks for National Service with AmeriCorps

For Kiera Eckhardt, serving as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA with the Florida Department of Children and Families gives her the opportunity to be part of something bigger than herself. Why are you thankful for the experience of serving with AmeriCorps? #ThankfulThursday

We're excited to continue sharing some of our favorite member stories of the year! Robert Shear is in his second year of...
12/23/2020

We're excited to continue sharing some of our favorite member stories of the year! Robert Shear is in his second year of service as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA with Alliance for Community Empowerment - ACE. He believes "my VISTA service has brought my career - and a big part of my whole life - full circle." Read his story: https://www.facebook.com/AmeriCorpsVISTA/posts/10156963365026363.

More than 5,000 #AmeriCorpsVISTA members are currently getting things done in communities across the country! From grant...
12/22/2020

More than 5,000 #AmeriCorpsVISTA members are currently getting things done in communities across the country! From grant writing to volunteer recruitment, our members are serving to help alleviate poverty.

Are you part of the 5,000+? Tell us where you're serving! http://americorps.gov/

12/17/2020
#ThankfulThursday with AmeriCorps

Serving as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA with ICT Food Rescue, has inspired Alex Barbour to believe she can accomplish more than she could've imagined.

What have you learned by serving in AmeriCorps? #ThankfulThursday

Are you as excited as we are?! There are now 250+ colleges & universities offering benefits & perks in recognition of yo...
12/16/2020

Are you as excited as we are?! There are now 250+ colleges & universities offering benefits & perks in recognition of your service! See who's on the list: www.nationalservice.gov/schools. #schoolsofservice

HIP, HIP, HOORAY! Great news for our AmeriCorps members & alums – there are now 250+ colleges & universities offering benefits & perks in recognition of your service! Give this post a 👍 or ❤️ if you’re as excited as we are and check out the full #schoolsofservice list, benefits they offer, and more at: www.nationalservice.gov/schools

We're sharing some of our favorite stories of 2020! Porsche Holland serves her community as a Maternal Health Advocate, ...
12/15/2020

We're sharing some of our favorite stories of 2020! Porsche Holland serves her community as a Maternal Health Advocate, Doula, and Lactation Professional. Read why she believes that her experience as an #AmeriCorpsVISTA almost 10 years ago, was the catalyst for the work she does today. https://bit.ly/3r6CtiO

Today is the day! We hope you'll join us to learn how national service and higher education are joining forces to advanc...
12/15/2020

Today is the day! We hope you'll join us to learn how national service and higher education are joining forces to advance the public good. http://bit.ly/3a3oFze #SchoolofService

We’re sharing big news today on our partnership with 200+ colleges & universities! Join us here at 2PM/ET and hear all about it from AmeriCorps and higher education leaders -> #schoolsofservice

We are only a few days away from an exciting announcement! Join us Tuesday, December 15 to find out how we’re joining fo...
12/11/2020

We are only a few days away from an exciting announcement! Join us Tuesday, December 15 to find out how we’re joining forces with 200+ colleges/universities to advance the public good. #schoolsofservice

BIG NEWS COMING! Be here on Tuesday at 2 PM/ET for our Facebook Live Event and find out how we’re joining forces with 200+ colleges/universities to advance the public good #schoolsofservice

12/10/2020
#ThankfulThursday with AmeriCorps

As an #AmeriCorpsVISTA serving with Catholic Charities of TN, Michelle is grateful for "the opportunity to help contribute to solving large-scale problems."

Why are you thankful for your service in AmeriCorps? #ThankfulThursday
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