Posts Tagged ‘AmeriCorps VISTA’

Parents can appreciate the challenges of getting your children to make healthy eating choices – from costs, to creative cooking, to ultra-picky eaters. Sometimes, it’s a difficult to simply get a family meal together. Kathrine Mansfield is a VYDC AmeriCorps member, serving in COTS children’s programs this year. Her service mission is to help improve nutrition and wellness for children experiencing homelessness. And, she thought one way she could achieve…

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Ellen Reader, VHCB AmeriCorps State Daystation Community Support Specialist, and Maggie Thuma, former Daystation and Single Case Management BSW intern, have brought their vision and passion to the Daystation’s Women’s Group. Driven by a common interest, Ellen and Maggie put their heads together to provide an unmet need to the womanly presence that frequently (albeit in smaller numbers than the men) passes through the Daystation doors. They wanted to create a space…

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On Tuesday, April 8, Mayor Miro Weinberger honored AmeriCorps and other service members and highlighted the value of their national service to the Burlington community during a Mayor’s Office event.  Weinberger joined more than 800 mayors from around the nation offering similar recognition of their cities’ service members during the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide, bipartisan effort to: Recognize the positive impact of national service on…

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Wow! Way to put the fun in fundraiser! Our AmeriCorps VISTA, Gillian Taylor, had a blast talking to the Rock Point School students, family, friends, and staff who gathered Saturday, October 20th to raise awareness and funds for homeless services in our community. Gillian was especially impressed with the costumes: “There were a lot of people there for so early on a Saturday morning.  And the costumes were crazy!  My favorite…

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We are so excited about the incredible turnout for our Zumbathon® for COTS!  The music was awesome and there were 8 liscensed Zumba® instructors all in one place!  It was so much fun to see their different styles and in turn, get to try so many of them at once. “I don’t think anyone can attend an event like this and not have a good time,” said Gillian Taylor, the AmeriCorps…

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COTS is made up of the stories of the people we help and the solutions we implement.  Using social media is another way we can share those stories and successes.  Where do you rank as a Twitter/Facebook/Blog user? Perhaps you prefer the more image-based platforms.  Maybe you “pin” your favorite DYI projects and recipes on Pinterest.  Or it could be Instagram, the mobile tool, that you enjoy most.  After all,…

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