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The National Conference on Volunteering and Service starts to tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited. If you’re a service nerd like me this conference is like being a kid in a candy store. So many cool things happening, so little time. And if you’re a VISTA there are TONS of opportunities for you to […]
Friends, VISTAs, Americans, lend me your voices (tweets, YouTubes, blogs, etc). I don’t know if you’ve heard, but certain recent events have called into question the future of Americorps. Now, as current federal employees we’re not allowed to formally “lobby” on either side of this issue, so I would never ask you to do that. […]
The latest VISTA Viewfinder is about social innovation. It’s a term you may have heard before but what does that word mean to you and your work? Who are Social Innovators? David Bornstein defines social innovators in How to Change the World as: “People who strive to solve social problems at the root-cause/system level…using innovative, sustainable, […]
Quotes can be a great way to motivate you when your VISTA days get rough. We asked VISTAs for their favorite quotes and compiled the list below. Here are 50 quotes to inspire your service: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that […]
I was reading an interview with Vanessa Schaefer, a Greater Homewood Community Cooperation VISTA serving in Baltimore, MD about her year of service and I was struck by this response: Every VISTA has a lot of ups and downs during their year. What was the toughest thing you had to deal with, and what/who got […]