AmeriCorps VISTA members serve 12 months building capacity while placed at nonprofits that work to address poverty issues. Since VISTAs don’t work directly with program recipients it can sometimes be difficult for the community to see the difference they are making. Dave Gaeta with the EBT machine and coins he was able to secure for … Continue reading A Farmers Market and a VISTA
Hear from one VISTA Leader on how she decided to take another position with AmeriCorps. She give good ideas to think about if you are considering what to do next after your VISTA position.
Find out what the AHOC members are up to at their Mid-Year conference.
Hunger Free America's Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps was pleased to host more than 70 VISTAs from 29 states around the U.S. for Uniting Our Resources: Best Practices in Food Access, a 5-day conference funded by the Walmart Foundation at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, M.D. At the conference the VISTAs were given an opportunity to … Continue reading Thank You to Walmart and Our Presenters at the Uniting our Resources: Best Practices in Food Access End of the Year Conference!
The dates been set! We will be meeting for the 2017, year 6 End-of-Year conference May 12th-16th!
The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) is comprised of 59 members serving in 25 states and the District of Colombia, so it is not often all of its members are together in one place. Thanks to generous funding from the Walmart Foundation, the opportunity to come together presents itself each year with the Ending Hunger … Continue reading AHOC Hits Houston – Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service 2016
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in the power of public service - a belief evidenced throughout his dedication to the Civil Rights Movement. In honor of Dr. King, Congress passed legislation in 1994 to establish Martin Luther King … Continue reading AHOC Serves -MLK Day 2016
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of AmeriCorps VISTA. Last week, some of the AHOC Staff – Associate Director Ella Fowler; Program Director Amanda Cowgill and VISTA Leader Simone Fine – attended the VISTA 50th Anniversary event hosted in New York City. The event celebrated the work VISTAs have done the past 50 years and … Continue reading Make Poverty History. New York City and Beyond
By August Williams-Eynon, AHOC VISTA, GrowNYC The first day I stepped into the GrowNYC office and walked down the hall to have lunch and meet staff, I wore slacks, a collared shirt, and a fresh shave, which tends to take 2-5 years off my visible age. Appropriately, one of the chefs who runs Garden to … Continue reading Coming to Confidence as a VISTA