Please join us in welcoming the AmeriCorps VISTAs who will be serving at Up2Us Sports and its member organizations for the 2017-2018 program year. VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program that utilizes the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty.

We have 15 new VISTA members starting during the month of August under our New York grant, one of which will be the new VISTA Leader (who served as an Up2Us Coach in 2015-2016). Eight members will be serving in New York City and seven are serving nationally in Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Malvern and Washington, DC.

Serving at Up2Us Sports

National Office – Dayana Rose, VISTA Leader
National Office – Patrick Kenani
National Office – Maddy Lang
Chicago Office – Elizabeth Anthony
Philadelphia Office – Devin Nihill

Serving at Member Organizations in New York City

Asphalt Green – Konadu (Mimi) Gyamfi
Gallop NYC – Sonja Sepkowitz
Harold Hunter Foundation – Arianna Gil
New Heights Youth – Joseph Tharakan
Right To Play USA – Taylor Muentener
Turn 2 Us  – Taylor Nazon

Serving at Member Organizations in Other Cities

Soccer Without Borders, Boston, MA – Emily Humphries
Algonquin Sports for Kids – Buffalo, NY – Alex Nearhood
Youth Mentoring Partnership – Malvern, PA – Jennifer Godfrey
Friends of Fort Dupont – Washington, DC – Alexandra Lee
Brotherhood Crusade – Los Angeles, CA – Noemi Diaz

Selected host sites are in the process of recruiting and nominating candidates for VISTA positions for our November cohort in New York City and New Orleans. We look forward to continuing the momentum with this next round of members!