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AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation, and in the CSRA area, require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside local community members to advance local solutions...right here in the CSRA. 

VISTA members apply to serve full-time for at least one year with United Way of the CSRA and our extended partners, in order to work towards curbing child illiteracy, improving health services for all ages, creating new community initiatives, facilitating health and career fairs, strengthening current community partnerships, engaging our community, and much more. 

 

Our members work with such partners as the Augusta-Richmond County Library, City of Augusta, CSRA EOA, Toys for Tots, Wellcare, Caresource, Amerigroup Insurance, Augusta Technical College, multiple churches, schools, and businesses throughout the CSRA in order to educate our residents about resources available that can help build stronger communities. 

 

2022 Participating Host Agency Sites: 

 

United Way of the CSRA

City of Augusta Mayor's Office 

Columbia County Virtual Academy      

CSRA RESA

Westabou Mountessori School

The Salvation Army First Stop     

Richmond County Success Center

Grovetown High School

Grovetown Middle School

Harlem High School

Harlem Middle School

Hephzibah High School

Lakeside Middle School

Academy of Richmond County     

VISTA Summer Associates serve their community in June and July each year.

Summer 2022 Participating Host Agency Sites:

Apparo Academy

Columbia County Community Connections

First Tee- Augusta

Hope House, Inc.

MACH Academy, Inc.

UWCSRA- Information & Referral/2-1-1

Recruitment for summer 2023 positions begins March 2023.

 

Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work to identify and alleviate hurdles that students and parents face as it relates to poverty. Together we help locate and organize resources in some of the most impoverished communities and schools in the CSRA so our children, and parents, can evolve and become stronger residents. Our VISTAs work to create a better community for us all through their strategic alignment with United Way of the CSRA's focus on education, health, and financial stability.  

Lee Eddy
Westabou Montessori School
AmeriCorps VISTA Wraparound Facilitator

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Irie Hentz
CSRA RESA
AmeriCorps VISTA Wraparound Facilitator

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Justin Wiggins
Columbia County Virtual Academy
AmeriCorps VISTA Wraparound Facilitator

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Tamiko Wiles
United Way of the CSRA
AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

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Sharonda Williams
United Way of the CSRA
AmeriCorps VISTA Wraparound Facilitator

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Advisory Council

Our AmeriCorps VISTA Advisory Council members serve as advocates and guides for our AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Maria Cook

Daniel Evans

Erin Prentisse

Kristin Cordaro

Trina Hudson

Angela Salifu

Ian Eddy

Kara MacVean

Sharn Vericella