Thank you VISTAs!

Thank You VISTAs 2015-16

We are so grateful for your service. All the best in your next adventures!

Click the image above to learn more about the legacy of our 2015-16 Initiative Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA cohort.

Calling all Initiative Foundation VISTA Alumni!

We are grateful for your service to Central Minnesota and hope to connect with you in your life after VISTA! Please take three minutes to fill out our survey to help us more intentionally engage with you. We need your help to better tell the story of the Initiative Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA program! We appreciate your participation.

Congratulations to our survey raffle winner, Tiffany Spoor!

Tiffany served as a VISTA with the Initiative Foundation in 2008-09 and continued service as a VISTA Leader with Prisoner Re-Entry Program at Council on Crime and Justice in 2009-10.

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and Initiative Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) is committed to addressing fuel poverty by providing residential solar energy systems to low-income families on public energy assistance. Seven Initiative Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA members have served in Pine River, MN to help build the capacity of RREAL to provide a lasting, clean and domestic solution to families who have had to choose between providing a basic necessity for their families or paying the heating bill.

This video features the experiences and stories of Jason Edens (Director of RREAL) and Roger Garton (former VISTA member and current Technical Director of RREAL).