Welcome to Our Summer 2015 AmeriCorps VISTA Members

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What is the AmeriCorps VISTA Program?

 

 

As part of the Corporation for National & Community ServiceVISTA is one of three AmeriCorps programs designed to connect people and organizations who are passionate and committed to help individuals and communities out of poverty. 

Summer VISTA members commit to two months of service on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency, for a modest living allowance. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.   Many of the best-known anti-poverty programs, such as Head Start, were in part created by VISTA members. 

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Madison Schutt
Resident Engagement Associate

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Christy Wong
 Brand Development Associate

How will AmeriCorps VISTA Members support NeighborWorks Orange County? 

NeighborWorks® Orange County is committed to enhancing the quality of life of working families. We strive to provide clients with the most current and useful information on financial education and a path to homeownership. Christy will support our efforts in creating materials that will simplify information for clients, as well as refine our brand.

For the past four years, our organization has continued to grow its Community Development Department to support resident-led collaborative groups in three Orange County target neighborhoods. Madison will help the department grow capacity in establishing resident groups at our multifamily units, as well as continue to grow our community building resident leadership program.