On April 4, 2013, 30 past and present MACC AmeriCorps*VISTAs gathered on Boylston Street in Boston, MA to network and catch up on their lives since being MACC VISTAs. To highlight a few Alumni in attendance at the event:
Colleen Holohan, MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA from 2003-2006, with one year at Emerson College and two years as AmeriCorps*VISTA leader, currently serves as the Director of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF), a 40 member AmeriCorps program focused on youth development housed at Northeastern University. MPF partners with nonprofits and city agencies to have AmeriCorps members run out of school time programming focused on mentoring, college and career exploration, and academic enrichment. In Colleen’s role as Director, she is responsible for all program operations and management, fundraising, and government relations.
Dana Lyford, MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA from 2008-2010, with one year at Framingham University and two years as MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA, currently works at Best Buddies Massachusetts as the Operations Coordinator. In this role Dana is in charge of researching, writing, and securing grants from foundations, ensuring all of Best Buddies donors and volunteers are properly stewarded, managing interns, and other day to day operations of the organization. She uses skills learned during her MACC VISTA experiences such as team building activities, staff development and goal setting meetings with our staff.
Aaron Camp, MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA in 2010 with Bunker Hill Community College is currently Program Coordinator for the Health Resource Center at the Boston Public Health Commission. Aaron works specifically with High School students to reduce the rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Substance Abuse among Boston teenagers; while also providing one on one or group counseling on the aforementioned topics.
One alumni took his time in arriving – Jamie Fitzgibbons, 2001-2002 MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA at Assumption College.
The MACC office looks forward to holding more alumni events in the future. If you are a MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA alumni, please join our LinkedIn group to stay up to date with MACC programming: MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA Alumni