We said our goodbyes to Brad R., our first AmeriCorps VISTA at the Center. Brad is off to Texas to pursue a graduate degree. He helped with our Civic Scholars 2020-2021 cohort and also established a program evaluation. We are so thankful for all his work! You can read more about Brad’s work with the Center here. With that said, we welcomed Lilly Vang as our AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2021-2022 service year this past July.
Words from Lilly:
I hope to continue the program evaluation as well as develop resources to promote and create knowledge of the Center. I have a passion for education and I hope that I can bring my skills and knowledge to this role. I am an alumna of UWGB and I am excited to be back!
The mission of AmeriCorps VISTA is to fight against poverty across the U.S. VISTAs serve through capacity building such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment. The AmeriCorps VISTA program utilizes different organizations to serve the community. The four focus areas are:
- Education (school readiness, K-12 success, post-secondary support, STEM)
- Economic Opportunity (financial literacy, housing, workforce development)
- Healthy futures (food security, opioid prevention/recovery, wellness)
- Veterans and Military Families (education, economic opportunity, healthy futures for Veterans and military families)
Here at UW – Green Bay, our VISTA works with Campus Compact in the education aspect.
For more information regarding AmeriCorps VISTA, visit: https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-vista.
Campus Compact is a national organization focused on creating relationships between the college and community, fostering the relationship of the two, and preparing students to become civically engaged. Their three impact areas are:
- Institutional Action and Partnerships
- Teaching and Research
- Higher Education for Democracy
Through participation of Campus Compact, institutions receive support for the activities that reinforce these practices.
Campus Compact also hosts the Newman Civic Fellowship. Read more about it here: https://compact.org/newman-civic-fellowship/#1540587500936-0a596b01-9605
For more information regarding Campus Compact, visit: https://compact.org/