May 31, 2018

Community Schools News—May 2018

How AmeriCorps VISTA members serving in the Community Schools program helped students through participating schools and programs.

C.E. Rose K-8 School

  • Raised over $1,000 in financial and in-kind donations for Teacher Appreciation Week and the Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Desert View High School

  • Hosted a Community Resource Fair for families of graduating students prior to the commencement ceremony

K-12 Refugee Education Services

  • Held an end of the school year celebration for students

Note from AmeriCorps VISTA Member Dulce Arroyo, serving at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

“I would like to share how amazing of a season I had helping families with low and moderate incomes to file their taxes. We have helped 15,808 families this season, and now that the tax season is over our Enrollment Specialist Team has helped students with their applications for FAFSA. The FAFSA can further their education and provide for their families, while helping the students become productive individuals in their communities.

It has been an incredible opportunity to discover what it means to be a part of a volunteer team with AmeriCorps and be part of this great community! The great energy, excitement and hard work that everybody is willing to do to better this community of Tucson is absolutely amazing!

Thank you Arizona Serve for this wonderful opportunity that you gave me to serve with this fabulous team!”