|By Brittany Hutson, NeighborWorks |
America Public Relations fellow
Today’s generation of college graduates and young professionals aspire to have a meaningful career that allows for connecting and giving back to communities in authentic and meaningful ways. There are a number of programs that allow for new professionals and career changers to explore what a career in service is all about. One of those programs is AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program that fights poverty by placing members in yearly positions with nonprofit organizations to work on tasks such as fighting illiteracy, improving health services, strengthen community groups, and much more. The following testimonials are from four VISTA members who describe their experiences of working in local communities through a NeighborWorks affiliate:
Stories have been edited for length
|Angela supporting NKCDC and the Sustainable 19125 initiative|
|The building behind is a foreclosed/condemned property in Silver Spring. |
MHP launched Green Club as a way to engage youth and younger
generations to care for their community.
|Homeport community garden|
|Alexandria at work, organized with Post-ITs|
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