A Year of VISTA Service: Five Lessons for Nonprofit Practitioners and Other Service Members

Derek Moore and Nicole Smith completed their AmeriCorps VISTA service this week. During their year of service, they supported the launch of a new online resource, ServiceWorks Online, which is part of a larger national program that uses community service as a way to build skills and connections for opportunity youth.

Igniting a Passion: Newark Youth Take On Gun Violence

High school sophomores and juniors were challenged to apply the communication, project management and community mapping skills they’d learned in ServiceWorks to their project addressing gun violence. The complexity of organizing an event, producing videos and inviting speakers was daunting. “You can absolutely do this,” I urged.