Category Archives: VISTA Viewpoint

Citizen Engagement: Educating City Council About Solutions to Homelessness

On June 24, Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau held a first-of-its-kind speaking engagement by Bureau members who shared their perspectives and experiences of homelessness with members of the City Council, area service providers, and other invited guests (including Michael … Continue reading

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VISTA Counts in Local Communities

During our difficult winter weather months, members of the National Coalition for the Homeless AmeriCorps*VISTA program are working diligently with their partners in local communities to conduct “Point in Time” homeless counts. Point-in-Time PiT counts often look different form one … Continue reading

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No Wrong Doors for Homeless Veterans

Taylor Southall and I (both AmeriCorps Summer VISTA volunteers with NCH’s VISTA Project) planned and organized an event last week called No Wrong Door. The idea was to get local organizations that serve the homeless together in order to teach … Continue reading

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How AmeriCorps is making an impact

This year’s National AmeriCorps Week, March 10 – 18, is an opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners and friends to demonstrate impact on critical issues, bring more Americans into service, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible. … Continue reading

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‘Hard Lives, Mean Streets’ Book Review

Book Review by Tracey Crocker (NCH VISTA in Florida) “We have become so accustomed to living in a society saturated with misogyny that the barbaric treatment of women and girls has come to be more or less expected” – Bob … Continue reading

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