Content tagged with : AmeriCorps VISTA

Campus Food and Housing Insecurity Addressed at #RealCollege Conference

Last week, two Campus Compact for Southern New England VISTA members attended the #RealCollege conference, a national convening on college student food and housing insecurity, at Temple University in Philadelphia. It was the second annual #RealCollege conference, hosted by Wisconsin Hope Lab. Caity Vogt and Marie Dillivan are CCSNE VISTA members. Caity serves at the National Campus Compact office as the Housing Partnerships Coordinator VISTA, and Marie serves at CCSNE as the Campus Food Security VISTA. They work on researching food and housing insecurity among college students, mapping interventions, and identifying and curating resources for campuses aiming to address these issues….

VISTA Voices: Marie Dillivan

Marie Dillivan is a second year AmeriCorps VISTA member who will be serving with Campus Compact for Southern New England to build capacity in addressing food insecurity on campuses.  As an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Massachusetts Campus Compact, I’ve spent the last year focusing my work on food insecurity in higher education. The issue of food insecurity on campus has been receiving increasing attention from campus administrators, students, national organizations, the media, and policy makers in recent years, and we wanted to figure out how we could support our member campuses in addressing this problem and supporting student retention. During…

AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities Still Available!

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. The University enrolls approximately 6,900 students, the majority of whom reside in University housing. The Engineering Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) was established in 2008 as an inter-district magnet school (grades 6-12) through a collaboration between the cities of New Haven, West Haven and the University of New Haven. The school has a special focus on STEM curriculum. Until this year ESUMS was located at a temporary site in Hamden, the school moved to its permanent location adjacent to the University…

Save the Date for the 2017 RICC AmeriCorps VISTA Showcase!

Join Rhode Island Campus Compact members and partners as we highlight the work of civic and community engagement in higher education. This event will feature poster session presentations from the 2016-2017 RICC AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:00-6:00pm The 400 400 Smith Street, Providence, RI Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Please click here to register. 

CTCC’s 2016-17 VISTA’s

CTCC welcomes our 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTA Cohort serving at member campuses throughout the state. CTCC has been a partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service since 2008.   Anne Hofmeister Anne joined Connecticut Campus Compact after serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA  with CTCC serving at Higher Edge, a college access organization located in New London. As CTCC’s VISTA Leader, she will be working to expand and build the capacity of AmeriCorps VISTA members and their respective service sites. Her other responsibilities will include pursuing and obtaining funds from foundations, corporations, and individuals through activities such as grant-writing and strategic…