Recent Wesleyan graduate Alice Foley was hired by the CCE to serve as the Habitat for Humanity VISTA, a position created to help aid the Buckhannon-Upshur community through the federal economic recovery plan. Foley will work closely with the Buckhannon Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Parish House to build bridges that connect that chapter with students, faculty and staff on campus, as well as assist the organizations to build capacity by helping coordinate building projects, fund raising efforts, and grant writing. In addition, Foley will work to organize a student Habitat Chapter, organize the first local Alternative Spring Break in Buckhannon, WV and build connections between other organizations in the community that serve local housing needs.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
The following are VISTA sites in Buckhannon, WV that are currently accepting applications. For more information about each site, please contact the organization listed.
– Habitat for Humanity – Center for Community Engagement (WVWC) — Contact Dean Kimberly Yousey at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Grant Writing – Stockert Youth Center — Contact Debora Brockleman at email@example.com
– Fund Raising/Programming – Literacy Volunteers Association of Upshur County — Contact Linda Feola at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCE recently hired Wesleyan senior Brandon Cale to serve as the Community Partner Relations VISTA. During Cale’s year of VISTA work, he will develop an issues-based model for students working with various community partners. This model will look at various issues (i.e. housing, poverty, children, environment) and coordinate/develop site locations with partners at the local, regional, state, and national levels that are developmentally appropriate for WVWC students. Also during his year, Cale will assist with matching community partner needs with faculty course and research needs, and with various offices and organizations on campus for service-related projects and events.