Meet United Way’s new AmeriCorps VISTAs!
We are proud to have three new AmeriCorps VISTAs serving our Capital region.


We are proud to have three new AmeriCorps VISTAs serving our Capital region. Each of the VISTAs will be working on projects within our impact areas of health, education and financial stability.


Meet Haley

Haley Simpson, AmeriCorps VISTA-Community EngagementHaley comes to us from Southern Minnesota where she attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in Minneapolis and majored in sociology, with a focus in law, criminology, and deviance and minored in political science.

“I am really looking forward to learning the ins and outs of how a nonprofit works. I am interested in attending law school and someday hope to work for a nonprofit doing legal work, so I am very excited to be a part of such a well-known and established nonprofit to start learning about how it all works!

I am a part of the community impact team here at United Way and will be working very closely with Cole Forstedt on updating the online Volunteer Center as well as being a volunteer coordinator and taking over and expanding Student United Way.

After my year with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, I plan on attending law school and pursuing a career as a lawyer.”

Meet Corey

Corey Mohrien, AmeriCorps VISTA- Community ImpactCorey is from Afton, New York and attended Binghamton University where he majored in political science.

“I am excited to help continue the great work United Way has done in the community.

I am working in our education and financial stability impact areas, including the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

I have not decided what my plans are after my service with the AmeriCorps VISTA program.”


Meet Noukoushua

Noukoushua Yang, AmeriCorps VISTA- Community Impact Nouk is originally from Oroville, California and just recently graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology.

“I am excited to be part of a team that brings positive changes into the local community. I am hoping to learn as much as I can from the talented team here at United Way so that I can apply these lessons to my future career.

I will be working closely within the community impact team with the health and financial stability projects. Specifically, I will be focusing on the Summer Meals Program.

After my service here at United Way, I am planning on returning to school to pursue a masters degree in health management and policy with the eventual goal of entering a doctorate program. I will be pursuing global health management and policy as a career.”

We know they will do big things here in our region. If you see them around the community, let them know you appreciate their service!

Learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program here.