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April 24, 2015

VISTA 50th Anniversary Special Edition Newsletter
You are Invited! Celebrate 50 Years of VISTA in North Carolina!
Please join current members, alums, and friends of AmeriCorps VISTA to celebrate 50 years of the program in North Carolina on June 20th in Greensboro. There will be several service projects throughout the day, time to network, meet old and new friends, guest speakers and much more! We hope to see many of you there!

For more information and to RSVP, please click here. 

In This Issue
Alums share their experience with current VISTAs!

On April 10th, five VISTA alums served on an online panel to discuss their transition to life beyond the year of service. The panel comprised of NC Campus Compact VISTA alums Monica Palmeira, Anya Pitrowski, Sally Parlier and Robyn Stegman as well as Ohio Campus Compact VISTA alum and current supervisor at ECU, Nichelle Shuck.

The panelists candidly spoke of their decision making process, what resources they used, the challenges they faced and what they could have done differently. They also spoke about how they talk about their VISTA service years and how the experience affected what they do now. Most of all they asked all our VISTAs to enjoy themselves and their service year and to make the most of it. 

Thanks to all our panelists for your passion and commitment to service and for taking the time to speak to the VISTAs!

To access the presentation and a recording of the webinar please click here.
NC Campus Compact is now hiring a VISTA Coordinator!

The Compact is currently accepting applications for a part-time VISTA Program Coordinator position. This person will take on oversight of the NC Campus Compact VISTA program. Chad will remain with NC Campus Compact, but in a slightly different role. Prior AmeriCorps/VISTA experience is strongly preferred. Please spread the word. 


More details can be found in this position listing.

Serve-A-Year Campaign launched 

Eighteen of the country's leading non-profit organizations have come together to launch the Serve-A-Year Campaign with ServiceNation that will connect content creators in Hollywood with AmeriCorps members serving in communities across the country. The campaign aims to inspire millions of Americans to serve by enlisting the voices of prominent leaders from both political parties, the entertainment industry, digital partners, major companies, leading nonprofits, and AmeriCorps alumni.  Learn more here.

On March 23rd, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, joined Jimmy Kimmel to launch the campaign. Here is the funny PSA that calls for everyone to join the Ninja Warrior Squadron!

Serve A Year PSA with Chelsea Clinton and Jimmy Kimmel
Serve A Year PSA with Chelsea Clinton and Jimmy  Kimmel

AmeriCorps Alums Upcoming Events

This webinar will discuss what makes money personal. What money values do you have, what goals have you set for yourself, and do you have a plan to get there? Register and gain insight from VISTAs with experience coaching people to greater economic opportunity.

If you are looking to pursue a post graduate degree, AmerICorps Alums is hosting a virtual graduate school fair on May 6th that is free and open to all current and past members. The fair intends to connect graduate school recruiters to qualified national service alumni.

To stay connected, join AmeriCorps Alums. It's free!
R to L: Justin with FoodCorps members
Check out the latest on our VISTA View Blog!

Three Vivacious VISTAS, One Full House- by the VISTAs at High Point University.

Adventures in Alternative Spring Break- by Catherine Casteel, VISTA Leader.

Farm to Friends- by Justin Brantley, VISTA at Feast Down East.
Civic Engagement Jobs
Looking for a new challenge?

You can learn about many other non-profit and higher education jobs by following the NC Campus Compact Jobs Blog. As an AmeriCorps VISTA alum, you can also check out the VISTA Campus Jobs Board and the AmeriCorps Alums Career Center (log-in required). 
Stay connected via LinkedIn

Our LinkedIn group gives you a new way to connect with NC Campus Compact. Wearealready sharing community engagement jobs and other news, and you can post news, jobs, and events to the group. We hope you join!

Our group is a "closed group" for those closely affiliated with North Carolina Campus Compact, including:

* current and past Compact staff

* VISTA members and supervisors

* others who closely support our VISTA program

To jo
in, log into your  LinkedIn account, type "North Carolina Campus Compact" in the search bar, then request to join! Feel free to invite others in your network as they comply with these affiliations.