City of Manchester VISTA Project Celebrates AmeriCorps Week

Manchester, NH – The City of Manchester VISTA Project will join the second nationwide celebration of AmeriCorps Week, May 11-18, spotlighting the imperative work done by AmeriCorps members in communities across NH since the national service program began 15 years ago.

“The City of Manchester should be proud to be part of AmeriCorps*VISTA and grateful for the VISTA members who are working hard on developing programs that directly impact our community,” said Sarah Normand, Director of the City of Manchester VISTA Project. “AmeriCorps*VISTA members have made a traumatic impact in our neighborhoods by recruiting volunteers, securing grants and organizing training programs for the residents of Manchester.

Since 1994, more than 540,000 men and women have joined AmeriCorps, and they have given more than 705 million hours of service to their country.

The City of Manchester VISTA Project will be focusing efforts on the Rails to Trails Project. VISTA members and volunteers will concentrate on removing garbage from the trails and plant shrubs and flowers to make it aesthetically pleasing for residents who live alongside Hannaford Supermarket on Hanover Street.

AmeriCorps members typically remain actively engaged in their communities once their service is complete. They not only serve in a volunteer capacity, but they also run nonprofits, marshal resources, and many pursue public service careers.

If you or your organization is interested in participating please contact Sarah Normand, City of Manchester Project Director at 603-665-6646.