VISTAs of West Virginia: Dara Vance Gives Back to Appalachia to Honor Her Family’s History in Its Hollers
Connecting with your roots is a special thing. In a world that is increasingly diverse and changing, there is something wonderful about feeling connected to a place. It’s even more important when you can turn that journey of self-discovery into an opportunity to make the lives of those in that place better.
VISTAs of West Virginia: Malcom Johnson Chose to Serve the Community His Family Has Called Home for Generations
Monticello is a historically Black neighborhood with a rich culture and close-knit community. Malcom Johnson, a current AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA), grew up there and holds a special place in his heart for the people who make up the community.
VISTAs of West Virginia: Michelle Dayton Explores Her Hometown Like A Tourist and It Leads Her Volunteer Work Beautifying Petersburg
Michelle loves her hometown because of the community around her and the way of life. There is something comforting knowing that everything she needs is right around her.
VISTAs of West Virginia: Michaela Collins Takes Her Love of Appalachia’s Land from Southeastern Ohio to West Virginia
Michaela, who is the Environmental Education and Outreach VISTA with FODC, dedicated her education, and now her life’s work, to the land. That is why this VISTA opportunity spoke to her.
VISTAs of West Virginia: Courtney Summers Chose West Virginia to Be Home and She Hopes More Young People Will Follow
Courtney Summers moved to West Virginia to be an AmeriCorps VISTA in Fairmont. She is hopeful that more young people will choose to make the Mountain State home.
VISTAs of West Virginia: Jakeya Perrin Rediscovers Her College Town and Sees A Bright Future for West Virginia
Jakeya Perrin spent years in Elkins as a college student, but it wasn’t until she became an AmeriCorps VISTA that she truly connected with the community off of the Davis & Elkins College campus.
Olivia McConnell started with The Hub as an AmeriCorps VISTA and transitioned into a new role within the organization to keep working with communities throughout West Virginia.
September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe.
The Hub’s AmeriCorps VISTA program is excited to announce that we have three new opportunities to make a positive impact in the communities of Fairmont, Clarksburg, and Elkins!
The Hub’s former VISTAs held crucial roles in creating momentum towards positive change in WV.