Monthly Archives: August 2016

That WACC Impact: Grace Ward, AmeriCorps VISTA

Grace Ward served as the Community Health Education Coordinator at the Swinomish site of Northwest Indian College where she expanded programs related to nutrition-based community health, access to traditional foods, and food sovereignty in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Grace … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Francisco Sanchez, AmeriCorps VISTA

Francisco Sanchez served as the Education Coordinator at Sterling Meadows, a housing complex and community center that serves low-income, farm working families.  At Sterling Meadows, Francisco developed programs and built relationships to increase student support from families and service learners … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Joseph Tomlinson, AmeriCorps VISTA

Joseph Tomlinson served as the Learning in Communities and Schools (LinCS) Coordinator at Western Washington University where he increased the office’s efficiency and effectiveness in placing Western undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring positions at local K-12 schools and CBOs with increasing … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Patia Wiebe-Wright, AmeriCorps VISTA

Patia Wiebe-Wright served as the After School Program Coordinator at Carl Cozier Elementary School where she expanded the volunteer and service-learner program in order to increase social-emotional, academic and other support to K-5 youth during school programs. One of her … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Aunja Norland, AmeriCorps VISTA

Aunja Norland served as the Eagle Volunteers Program Coordinator at Eastern Washington University where she mobilized college students to participate in monthly food distributions, a mentoring program, and large-scale service projects to benefit disadvantaged community members in Cheney. Over the … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Devynne Nelons, AmeriCorps VISTA

Devynne Nelons served as the Heathy Parkland Initiative Coordinator at Pacific Lutheran University where she connected the campus with opportunities at Trinity Lutheran Church, Emergency Food Network, and other Tacoma community organizations focusing on food access and increase awareness of … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Elon Roe, AmeriCorps VISTA

Elon Roe served as the Peer Career Navigator Coordinator at Spokane Falls Community College where he created a mentoring program that connected high school youth with college students who have experience with career exploration. The Career Navigator Program includes: curriculum … Continue reading

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That WACC Impact: Ashley Hope, AmeriCorps VISTA

Ashley Hope served at WSU Pullman as the Palouse Fresh Food Project Coordinator where she united existing campus and community resources to alleviate food scarcity in Whitman County. During her term of service, 15 new partnerships were formed and 19 … Continue reading

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2016 Annual Membership & Network Meeting

The Annual Membership & Network Meeting will convene faculty, staff, and administrators from Washington Campus Compact member institutions to network with colleagues, share best practices, exchange ideas, and set an agenda for the advancement of higher education civic engagement on your … Continue reading

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