Thank You 2015-16 Initiative Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA Cohort!

Thank you for dedicating a year of your life to serve your community. Whether it was the community you were raised in or an adopted community, you have built systems to empower your neighbors to overcome poverty. We are so grateful for your passion, dedication and commitment to building the capacity of Central Minnesota nonprofits to better meet the needs of individuals and families living in poverty.

$28,134

dollars raised through VISTA efforts.

90

staff and volunteers trained on new processes developed by VISTAs.

38

organizations receiving capacity-building services as a result of VISTA efforts.

100%

of VISTAs reported they discovered a new career path or new interests because of their year of service.

100%

of VISTAs reported they built their professional networks in fields related to their VISTA project.

100%

of VISTAs reported they assumed a leadership role during their year of service.

Alicia Volkmuth

Alicia Volkmuth

Goodwill Easter Seals
Jacki Anderson

Jacki Anderson

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc.
Karen Nelson

Karen Nelson

Onamia Area Early Childhood Coalition
Katie Spoden

Katie Spoden

Initiative Foundation
Mat Benjamin

Mat Benjamin

TheShop (Brainerd Baxter Youth Center)
Megan List

Megan List

Advocates Against Domestic Abuse
Mohamed Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed

The Yes Network
Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson

Heartland Girls Ranch