AmeriCorps VISTA: Sobrina Cox
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 Sobrina Cox, one of our 2016-17 AmeriCorps VISTA members, in our interview with her below!
Arab American Community Central of Florida | Orlando, Fl.
Q: Why did you join the VISTA program?
A: I thought that it was a great opportunity to serve my community while developing new skills.
Q: What personal or professional goals do you want to achieve during this program?
A: I am looking forward to building community partnerships and developing grant writing skills.
Q: How does this program fit into your future plans?
A: I am an attorney who practiced in the areas of immigration, family law and personal injury. After the VISTA program, I hope to take my legal knowledge and newly acquired skills into the nonprofit world.
Q: Describe yourself in three words.
A: Thinker, Advocate, Life Enthusiast.
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.