AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlights

Summer Associates 2017

United Way AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates Help Alleviate Summer Learning Loss and Food Insecurity
Highlighting our AmeriCorps VISTAs

According to the California Department of Education, summer programs are crucial to prevent learning loss and food insecurity, especially for many children from low-income families. For this reason, United Way California Capital Region deployed AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates to various summer programs, especially those with a focus on education and nutrition.


Wonder Women Wednesday
Highlighting the amazing women in our AmeriCorps VISTA program

This week, we are celebrating the work of AmeriCorps in communities across the nation. Specific to our Sacramento region, United Way California Capital Region acts as the intermediary site by partnering with other nonprofits to place AmeriCorps VISTA members in various sites. AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) serve a one-year term in underserved communities to fight poverty by building capacity. Currently, United Way has 15 active VISTAs serving throughout the region.


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 VISTAs Help Build Our Community

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Sacramento VISTAs joined the annual local MLK365: March for the Dream event. MLK365 aspires to uphold Dr. King’s message of collective progress by bringing together diverse groups and individuals to connect and build valuable bonds.


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?