What is VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program which places eligible candidates with host sites across the country working to address poverty. Over 220,000 AmeriCorps members have served in the VISTA program since the 1965 start. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve in capacity-building roles which include fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, and gain leadership skills and professional development experiences in return.
Welcome to the JAG 2021-2022 VISTA members!
The JAG Central Office is excited to welcome four new VISTA members to the Central Office as of October 2021. We look forward to supporting their professional development goals as they work on various JAG Central Office projects and programs. Meet our 2021-2022 VISTA Cohort!
Alize Herran (any), assuming the Event Planner VISTA role in supporting the planning and development of JAG annual events;
Jhonny Alvarez (he/him), who has assumed a Marketing Coordinator role, supporting JAG social media and online engagement;
John Paul (he/him) and Xavier Garcia (he/him), have assumed their News Desk Editor roles in supporting the development of News Desk episodes, including interviewing and videography.
2020-2021 VISTA Members with the JAG Central Office
Deirdre Conroy (they/them), 2020-2021 Event-Planner VISTA has stayed on for a second AmeriCorps service year with the JAG Central Office as VISTA Leader. They are responsible for recruiting and supporting the new VISTA cohort, as well as other capacity-building tasks including social media design, Insider News journal articles, and facilitations (including Queer Chats). Martín Moreno (he/him), 2021 News Desk Editor VISTA is serving on his first AmeriCorps service year through January 2022. He is responsible for supporting the development of News Desk episodes, including student interviewing and videography. Laura Lewis, 2020-2021 Marketing Coordinator VISTA, has completed her first AmeriCorps service year and continues to support the JAG Central Office in social media development and coordination through the end of 2021.
What have JAG VISTA members accomplished?
During the 2021-2022 service year, JAG hosted five VISTA members and three Summer Associates. The VISTA team worked on a variety of projects with the JAG Central Office Program & Communications Teams, including:
-supporting major events, including Legislative Day and the Career Development Conference;
-growing JAG’s social media presence;
-expanding the Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates website;
-building JAG NewsDesk episodes;
-partner engagement and volunteer management through monthly New Volunteer Orientations;
-student mentorship and sharing resources;
I’m interested, how can I join the JAG Central Office as a VISTA Member?
The JAG Central Office is continuing to recruit for an Event Planner VISTA role. To learn more about this position and apply, please see this link.
Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates focuses on developing career pathways for students, emphasizing post-secondary education, employment readiness and life-skills training. JAG consistently exceeds the national standards set by Jobs for America’s Graduates, receiving the prestigious Five for Five Award each year since 2003.
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