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WACC VISTA Update: Sterling Meadows Teen Homework Club

Brian D’Auteuil is the Education Coordinator VISTA serving at Sterling Meadows, a low-income housing complex for agricultural workers and families in Bellingham. Much of his work involves engaging the youth and teens who live in the housing complex to participate in … Continue reading

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WACC VISTA Members “Make It a Day On” For MLK Day

The 2016-17 WACC VISTA Team participated in a National Day of Service in honor of Dr. King by organizing service projects or volunteering for existing events in their communities. VISTA members rolled up their sleeves to make applesauce, shovel mulch, read … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2016-17 WACC VISTA Team!

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  Last week, the 2016-17 WACC VISTA Team came together in Bellingham for a four-day orientation. On the agenda: “The Big Picture: Where Do I Fit In?”, assessment and reporting, effective communication, asset-based community development, and how to create inclusive … Continue reading

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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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