As a VISTA, I am able utilize my skills to serve underrepresented people while strengthening my knowledge and relationship with my community through teamwork, community involvement and service learning.
My career would have gone in a different and probably less fulfilling direction without my time in AmeriCorps VISTA. I am definitely #MadeInAmeriCorps.
I still remember the first time I saw a homeowner settling into his new home after a build. It felt great to witness first-hand the difference I was making in someone’s life.
AmeriCorps has changed my life by giving me the opportunity to be a leader in the community. I can honestly say that this experience, and AmeriCorps in particular, has made me a better person.
I thought my lifelong pursuit of education would lead me down a different path, but the impact my students have had on my life has caused me to consider a path in social work, public health or another year in AmeriCorps!
I helped deliver 800 Christmas trees to families throughout the community. It was hard work but it felt good. Knowing that all those families and their children would get to celebrate a more joyous Christmas gave me a warm feeling inside.