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AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight - Central Appalachia
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 AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight - Central Appalachia

Please join us for the AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight in Central Appalachia, hosted by Berea College in Berea, KY. The event is part of AmeriCorps VISTA's 50th Anniversary year, and will bring together local experts, practitioners, current VISTA members and alumni from a cross-section of backgrounds to discuss innovative solutions to poverty. The event will also shine a spotlight on the great work being done to alleviate poverty in Central Appalachia.

6/29/2015
When: 6/29
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM EDT
Where: Berea College
Berea, KY
Presenter: AmeriCorps VISTA
Contact: AmeriCorps VISTA
202-606-6774

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Please join us for the AmeriCorps VISTA 50th Anniversary Community Solutions Spotlight in Central Appalachia, hosted by Berea College in Berea, KY. The event is part of AmeriCorps VISTA's 50th Anniversary year, and will bring together local experts, practitioners, current VISTA members and alumni from a cross-section of backgrounds to discuss innovative solutions to poverty. The event will also shine a spotlight on the great work being done to alleviate poverty in Central Appalachia. RSVP at: http://bit.ly/1F1Bj7k

 

Track A: Bus Tour & Berea College Community Solutions Spotlight Event

A guided Bus Tour of the Appalachian region is available to participants who are not familiar with the area or the impact of AmeriCorps VISTA. Participants will experience Appalachia’s culture, environment, and history. After the Bus Tour, participants will join community members and VISTA partners at the Community Solutions Summit and the VISTA celebration.

  • 8:00 am to 2:00 pm – Bus Tour of Jackson County or Clay County
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Opening Ceremony for Community Solutions Summit
  • 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Community Solutions Summit
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Spotlight Event (Awards Ceremony)
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Celebration (music and food)

 

Track B: Berea College Community Solutions Spotlight Event

Community members and VISTA partners familiar with the Appalachian region are invited to engage in a community-based discussion of VISTA’s history in Appalachia followed by the Community Solutions Summit and VISTA celebration.

  • 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm – Welcome
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – History of VISTA in Appalachia (Panel of community members , Appalachian Historians, and VISTA projects)
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Opening Ceremony for Community Solutions Summit
  • 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Community Solutions Summit
  • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Spotlight Event (Awards Ceremony)
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Celebration (music and food)

*If you or a guest are attending the event and have questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact VISTA50@cns.gov or call 202-606-6774. Please submit any request for accommodations by June 15, 2015 so that we may provide seamless access.

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