Public Relations Starts with Food By: Jen Reid While the rest of the world is up in arms over well-developed social media content, my VISTA experience has shown me that the non-profit world is quite contrary. Having lived in Atlanta some 5 years prior to moving to Athens, I heard nothing more about this small […]
By: Kamilah Roberts Enrolling with AmeriCorps VISTA was a new and exciting experience. Starting at my service site was almost like the first day of school for me. I was the new VISTA Housing Assistant and I knew there would be tons that I would have to learn. Starting anywhere new can be confusing […]
By: Amanda Innes, VISTA Development Assistant With nearly 10 years of higher education administration experience under my belt and two post-graduate degrees, I was confident coming into my role as VISTA Development Assistant at the Athens Land Trust that I would be more than capable of mastering the responsibilities listed on my job description (and […]
“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 16th, Athens […]
By: Dave Chamberlin, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator After starting as a volunteer myself in the summer of 2015 I’ve had an interesting 9 months of helping others get involved with the variety of opportunities that we have at Athens Land Trust. Whether someone is asking about volunteer opportunities through a posting I made to a website, […]
I started my year-long VISTA service as the Outreach Coordinator on November 9, 2015. I joined the VISTA program because I wanted to make a difference in my community and because I wanted to further develop my professional skills. During my service, my role was to develop a sustainable marketing program for the West Broad […]
VISTA members Jessica and Kamilah teamed up to create a two-minute video featuring the Young Urban Farmers for a submission to the Land Trust Alliance’s “Land Is My…” Contest. The contest started September 14th and is asking people to share about their connection to the land. Top winners can receive a cash prize and the […]
Service and Remembrance activities took place all over the country on Monday, September 12th for the 2016 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Here at Athens Land Trust, VISTA and FoodCorps members rolled up their sleeves and joined together to work at the West Broad Market Garden and make a difference in the community.