Content tagged with : AmeriCorps VISTA

Campus Food and Housing Security Events

The Campus Compact network is working to help campuses address food and housing insecurity issues that affect their students. This spring, there are several opportunities throughout the network to learn more about the issues and get connected to this work. All events are open to Campus Compact members. Food Insecurity: “Food Pantries on Campus: How to do it well alongside community partners” Webinar Hosted by Wisconsin Campus Compact, Illinois Campus Compact, and the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. Monday, January 29 @ 12 PM PST / 1 PM MST / 2 PM CST / 3 PM EST This webinar will explore ways that on-campus food pantries are working…

CCSNE VISTAs Complete Early Service Training

The Early Service Training (EST) retreat kicked off last week on November 29th with 48 Campus Compact for Southern New England AmeriCorps VISTAs arriving at UMass Amherst. VISTAs traveled from campuses throughout the three states to take a necessary pause, reflect, and learn alongside peers. The EST has historically been situated slightly before the end of the semester – allowing VISTAs to carefully and critically think about their previous months while gaining momentum for the coming semester. This year, our sessions, workshops and speakers fit into three categories: Learning and Reflection on Successes, Addressing Challenges, and Future Planning. Day 1 Highlights:…

MA VISTAs Gather for Opening Day

This past Friday, November 3rd, our Massachusetts-based VISTAs had the opportunity to come together alongside other AmeriCorps programs thanks to Massachusetts Service Alliance’s annual Opening Day event held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Similar events were held in both Rhode Island and Connecticut during the month of October. Every year, Opening Day provides AmeriCorps members with the chance to connect with people in other programs, share a bit about the work that they are doing in their communities, and take the Pledge to Serve. This year, Campus Compact for Southern New England was represented by Lauren Dybel,…

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….

CCSNE VISTAs Start Their Service Years at Kickoff Retreat

At the end of August, the CCSNE VISTA team ventured to Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA for the first ever Kickoff Retreat as a three-state Compact.  We met over 50 new VISTAs excited to begin their years of service. This retreat laid the groundwork for each person to have a successful VISTA experience, helped them connect with each other around their projects, and presented them with a wealth of resources for the year, including each other. Over three days, the new VISTAs learned about the role of CCSNE, the context for their work, and just what they had…

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…