- Nancy Christensen, Maliheh Clinic
- Emilie Davis, United Way of Salt Lake
- T.J. Flaherty, SLCC Community Writing Center
- Erica Frei, Neighborhood House
- Lindsay Goodrich, UVU Volunteer & Service-Learning Center
- Alison Hoyer, English Skills Learning Center
- Holly Pokorny, YMCA Salt Lake
- Kai Turner, Neighborhood House
- Treva Woody, SLCC Thayne Center for Service and Learning
On Thursday, March 8, 2012, members of the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program will be part of a panel discussion. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the panel will be held at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Center’s Multi-Purpose Room downstairs.
The AmeriCorps VISTA program was created to help people overcome poverty. Like Peace Corps volunteers, Vistas experience the living standards of those they are helping.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about VISTAs and what they do,” says Sean Crossland, community partnerships coordinator at the Thayne Center for Service and Learning. They work on some “really great projects” and make “substantial contributions to the community.”
Sponsored by the SLCC Community Writing Center and the Thayne Center, the discussion will feature about nine volunteers and will be led by a moderator who will also take questions from the audience.
“It’s going to be a handful of VISTAs from around the valley talking about how they address poverty through their VISTA projects,” says Crossland.