We are excited to report that the Mayor’s Office – in collaboration with Healthy Communities Wyandotte and Livable Neighborhoods – has been awarded 5 AmeriCorps VISTA positions to join us for a year of service. This will be the second year of the program and we are sad to soon say goodbye to Jasmine, Meredith, and Danielle, our first year members. They have worked hard to increase health coverage, promote the 12345 Fit-Tastic! message, expand access to healthy foods, and advance the vision of the Healthy Campus.
The new VISTA members will build on their impressive accomplishments. VISTA is a national program designed with the mission of bringing individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTA members receive a modest monthly stipend, health benefits, and in this case, an opportunity to serve Wyandotte County residents on the path towards better health and prosperity. These are one-year positions that begin in November and the application deadline is September 8 at 8:00am. Please send these links to people you know who would be interested!