AmeriCorps*VISTA Archive

August AmeriCorps*VISTA Spotlight: Ria Matheson

The Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition consists of 18 AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members sponsored by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) at Wake Forest University.  Members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. […]

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June AmeriCorps*VISTA Spotlight: Sydney King

The Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition consists of 18 AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members sponsored by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) at Wake Forest University.  Members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. […]

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Casey Capstick, AmeriCorps*VISTA, honored with North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award

Casey Capstick, an AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition, was recognized with the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service for her work with ABC of NC. The award recognizes the top 20-25 volunteers in the state.  Held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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April AmeriCorps*VISTA Spotlight: Katie Hilderbrand

The Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition consists of 18 AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members sponsored by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) at Wake Forest University.  Members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. […]

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April Community Partner Spotlight: The Shalom Project

Each month, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) profiles a community partner and its relationship with Wake Forest University. For the month of April, the OCCE is proud to feature Eileen Ayuso, Executive Director of The Shalom Project. The Shalom Project challenges the cycle of poverty in our community with a spirit of […]

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A Recipe for Success: Kids’ Cooking Coalition Goes Virtual

Despite a year like no other, the Kids’ Cooking Coalition (KCC) is back. Together, organizers reimagined the delivery of its curriculum to fit into the virtual landscape that has occupied the lives of so many over the past year. The transition to a virtual program has allowed the KCC to interact with children and families […]

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