AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlights


Something bigger than myself

By: Andrea Aguinaldo, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

When I graduated from college, I was hungry to be part of something bigger than myself. I knew that I wanted to do this through delving into not-for-profit work. I also knew that I had yet to discover the full scope of the nonprofit world, and understand the variables and skills necessary to turn my passion into concrete actions. So I decide to join the VISTA program, a national service project with a mission to eliminate poverty, because it presented the perfect opportunity for me to learn about the dynamics of social work.


AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight on Noukoushua Yang

Name: Noukoushua Yang 

Hometown: Oroville, California

VISTA Organization: United Way California Capital Region

When did your service start? November 19, 2015

What are you currently working on at your organization? I work in the Community Impact department at the United Way under the Health Impact area. I help the team with capacity building to allow them to more effectively address health concerns in the local communities. 

Maihnialor Lee, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight on Maihnia Lee
Celebrating Volunteers In Service to America

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across our nation every day.

Locally, United Way California Capital Region acts as the intermediary site by partnering with other nonprofits to place AmeriCorps VISTA members in various sites.

Meet Maihnia!

United Way (UW): Why did you start serving with AmeriCorps VISTAs?