Fundraising/Resource Development

  • Alumni story
    Tina L. Hayes 2012 2014 Gainesville, Florida

    I do have to mention that I am an AmeriCorps State/National Alumni. I realize that this site may only apply to VISTA Alums, however I did not want to miss out on sharing a snapshot of my experience. I served with Rebuilding Together, Inc. a nationwide nonprofit organization with a mission of "Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners." I served at the Gainesville, Florida affiliate. My titles were AmeriCorps State/National CapacityCorps Member, Volunteer/Project Site Coordinator for Rebuilding Together North Central Florida 2012-2014 (now that's a mouthful!). I served for 2 years, repairing and rebuilding homes for homeowners that could not afford the much-needed critical home repair that was endangering the lives of them and their families. When I completed my AmeriCorps terms, I continued to serve the organization as a permanent staff member until I relocated. I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Pennsylvania.

    Thanks for looking! Photography by me, Tina L Hayes. Enjoy! If I am not able to upload more than one picture, I'll try to upload more in another post if I am allowed.

  • Alumni story
    David den Boer 2014 2016 Mesa, Arizona (Phoenix)

    I served two full VISTA terms with the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association in Mesa, Arizona.  I was able to venture onto multiple reservations during my stay and meet with native elders of several tribes.  Seeing first hand the level of poverty right in the backyard of many residents of the Phoenix Metro area raised my level of concern on how indigenous people were being treated right here at home.  I grew to understand the level of distrust between natives and non natives with the hopes of revisiting the population in the future as it is an area that needs a lot of work and care put into it.