Category Archives: VISTA

WACC VISTA Stories: Career Navigator Program

Greg Gormley is the Career Navigator Program Coordinator VISTA at Spokane Falls Community College. In the second year of the project, Greg has focused on expanding the reach of the Career Navigator Program through curriculum development, mentor recruitment and training, … Continue reading

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WACC VISTA Spring In-Service Training

The 2016-17 WACC VISTA Team enjoyed a gray and drizzly in-service training at Antioch University in downtown Seattle last week. Session topics included: food insecurity on college campuses, gracious space as a community framework, the important of resilience, educational equity gaps, … Continue reading

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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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AmeriCorps VISTA Highlight: Ashley Vaughan

Returning AmeriCorps VISTA Ashley Vaughan and her colleagues at the Center for Civic Engagement at WSU Pullman will give a presentation at the 2017 Continums of Service titled, “The Palouse Fresh Food Project: Impacting Food Insecurity in Whitman County”. Ashley … 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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