AmeriCorps VISTA: Megan Lewis
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members are placed at the National Network for Arab American Communities' (NNAAC) member organizations to develop new programs, recruit volunteers and seek program funding.
Get to know Megan Lewis, one of our 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTA members, in our interview with her below!
Arab-American Family Support Center | Brooklyn, New York
Q: Why did you join the VISTA program?
A: To gain experience in grant writing and development within a nonprofit.
Q: What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve during this program?
A: To increase my professional confidence and become a better writer.
Q: How does this program fit into your future plans?
A: To be a grant writer.
Q: Describe yourself in three words.
A: Writer, Passionate, Life-Long Learner.
At each host organization, VISTA members will either develop a new program, or build the reach and scope of an already existing program. VISTA members will be involved in grant writing and fundraising for employment programs, and will recruit a corps of volunteers to continue with the program beyond the VISTA cycle. Click here to learn more.