VISTA Living

VISTA members and sites

There’s a great new website about the AmeriCorps Education Award: Here are 10 Did-You-Knows about the Ed Award, paying for higher education, and repaying student loans.
Four more new resources in our library.
Link Up Saint Paul logo

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to serve youth in St. Paul? If so, LinkUp Saint Paul has a great search engine.  Check it out.  (And wouldn’t your organization like to get in on something cool like this?  Think about it…you could make it happen.)

Here are 13 new resources in our library.

Check out this powerful audio/photo exhibition created from hundreds of conversations with individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Minneapolis. Through striking portraits and first person audio, Homeless is my address, not my name will undoubtedly alter your perceptions of homelessness.

The exhibit features photography by Larry LaBonté and Kris Drake. This project was created through a partnership between Heading Home Hennepin, the Family Housing Fund, and St. Stephen’s Human Services.

At Early Service Training, we talked about what we each bring to the table… And what a wealth of experience and knowledge our VISTAs have to offer! VISTA Jen Kouame used her wonderful organizational and Excel skill to create a Strengths and Talents spreadsheet!  Find out what languages members speak, what skills they possess, and what hobbies they enjoy.  Need someone who speaks Spanish?  Looking for someone good at facilitating? Look no further than your fellow VISTAs!

Thank you to Ann Betz for finding all these proverbs and sending them to us!
Kimberly Conger
Each year, the Minnesota Literacy Council recruits a current VISTA member to become the VISTA Leader for the following year. This person takes on the responsibilities of member support, including trainings, social events, technical assistance, and site visits. This year, we are lucky to have Kimberly Conger join our team!
41 VISTA members from the Minnesota Literacy Council were recently sworn into service.

Are you a soon-to-be former VISTA interested in staying involved in National Service?  If so, consider being a part of our advisory board.  We meet just twice a year to make site selection decisions and to review the direction of the program for the following year.  If you’re interested, check out the flyer for more information.



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