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1 Making the MOST of your Year Benefits beyond AmeriCorps VISTA basics

2 Communications Friday s from your VISTA Leader VISTA Living Blog Facebook Page Monthly Reflections Mid-Year Evaluations Training Evaluations Intake Interviews (first year VISTA members) Exit Interview (optional)

3 Learning Opportunities YMCA Classes Community Education Classes Continuing Education Courses Bike Repair and Maintenance Workshops VISTA Blend Courses

4 Volunteering Volunteer at your site! Volunteer at another VISTA site or with the Minnesota Literacy Council! Take on interesting projects at your service site!

5 Networking Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Young Education Professionals Network InterCorps Council of Minnesota Minnesota Rising Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board Saint Paul Sprockets Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation

6 VISTA Portal Resources VISTA Living Blog VISTA Member Trainings Progress Reporting Forms, policies, and procedures Resources (professional development, life as a VISTA member, VISTA project tasks and topics) Roster

7 Professional Development Plan $150 Professional Development Funds In-take Interviews Site Visits Professional Development Request Form

8 VISTA Manager and VISTA Leader Ellen and Amy We are here!

9 Peer Groups Peer groups within the larger cohort encourages collaboration, resource sharing, and relationship building among VISTA members. Peer groups will meet (in-person or via webinar) once a month. Peer group members will take turns hosting project shares and skill shares.

10 VISTA Alum Mentors (optional) Literacy VISTA Alumni are available to serve as mentors to first year VISTA members. Check-in with your mentor once a month to problem-solve, brainstorm, and share successes. Interested? Sign-up today!

11 Advice from previous VISTAs Self-care!

12 VISTA The Land of Opportunities “quote”


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