What is the Massachusetts Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Program?
The MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA program was created to pursue the potential for institutions of higher education to more responsibly address the local needs of low-income communities and be responsible mechanisms for community change. MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA members are tools for this change.
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What is AmeriCorps*VISTA?
AmeriCorps*VISTA is a national service program in which volunteers live in the communities they serve, designing programs that will continue after they complete their service. Part of the AmeriCorps national network of service programs, AmeriCorps*VISTA has been meeting the needs of under-served communities since 1965. Over the years, more than 100,000 committed individuals have joined forces with 12,000 local sponsors—public agencies and nonprofit groups—to strengthen communities across the nation.
We are so honored and excited to welcome the new MACC AmeriCorps*VISTAs of 2013-2014 and those returning for their second and third years!
First year Americorps*VISTAs are as follows:
Emma Cantrell is serving Massachusetts College of Art and Design in partnership with Action for Boston Community Development, Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center.
Kathleen Craigen is serving at Mount Wachusett Community College in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Leominster and the Wendell P. Clark Memorial YMCA of Winchendon.
Molly Crouser is serving at Bay Path College in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hampden County.
Lauren Currie is serving at Lesley University in partnership with Tutoring Plus, Cambridge.
Sheldine Jean-Baptiste is serving at Lasell College in partnership with the Boys and Girls club of Boston.
David Godin is serving at Middlesex Community College in partnership with Bartlett K-8/Lowell Public Schools.
Caitlin Kidder is serving at Mount Holyoke College in partnership with Peck ACCESS/Peck Full Service Community School, Holyoke.
Tim Krumreig is serving at Simmons College in the Scott/Ross Center for Community Service in partnership with their student-led programs.
Rose Mathieu is serving at Worcester State University in partnership with Worcester Public Schools.
Lindsey Miller is serving at Brandeis University in partnership with the Waltham Chill Zone.
Veronica Quiles is serving at University of Massachusetts Amherst in partnership with their Student Bridges program.
Sierra Raimondi is serving at Wellesley College in partnership with St. Stephen’s Youth Programs and Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Lindsey Rogers is serving at Suffolk University in partnership with the Eliot K8 Innovation School.
Richard Rozewski is serving at Massachusetts College of Art and Design sparc! in partnership with Sociedad Latina and Roxbury Dorchester Academy.
Erica Satin-Hernandez is serving at Tufts University in partnership with Medford Public Schools.
Stacey Sexton is serving at Cape Cod Community College in partnership with the Adult Collaborative of Cape Cod for Education and Support Services- ACCCESS, Freedom from Addiction Network, and Cape Cod Horizons for Homeless Children.
Sarah Surprenant is serving at Clark University in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester.
Cassie White is serving at Stonehill College in partnership with Brockton’s Promise.
Returning to MACC for a Second Year
Maria Chang is returning to serve her second year at Wheaton College in partnership with Norton Public Schools.
Jasmine Jean Jacques is continuing service at Bunker Hill Community College in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County.
Kate Loughlin will continue her service as one of the MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA Leaders.
Carter McClintock will continue to serve at Western New England University in partnership with the Springfield Housing Authority & the Springfield Schools Volunteers.
Maria McDuffie is serving as one of the MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA Leaders.
Marlene Mendez is serving a second year at Regis College in partnership with the Bethany Hill School.
Amanda Schuler is serving at Berkshire Community College in partnership with Berkshire United Way & Pittsfield Public Schools.
Ernest Ward is serving his second year at Wheelock College in partnership with Mattahunt Elementary School/Mattahunt Community Center.
Returning to MACC for a Third Year
Chris Bourcier is serving for a third year at Babson College in partnership with Needham Housing Authority.