A Path to Service

by Elissa May As I think about the different paths I could have taken after graduation, I couldn’t be happier to have ended up as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  This has been an adventure away from what I’m used to that has made me stronger as a person, pushing me into a new...

Outside My Comfort Zone in VISTA

by Crystal Courtner My first three months as a VISTA have been challenging, but they have also taught me some of the most important life lessons. The greatest and constant challenge that I face as a VISTA is pushing myself beyond what is comfortable. In first grade, I...

A VISTA’s Journey

by Shanita Gilbert When I first began looking into AmeriCorps VISTA for the Program Coordinator position, I knew from the overall mission of helping others and ending poverty that this position was a perfect fit for me. The passion and commitment that it takes to step...

JFK’s Legacy

by Ashley Snyder As the country reflects on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy during the 50th anniversary of his assassination, I find myself focused on what I consider to be his most enduring achievement: reinvigorating an American spirit of service.  His...