Recruiting and managing volunteers, researching and implementing best practices, and forming critical community relationships, AmeriCorps VISTAs with PCRG and three nonprofit partners build lasting capacity to alleviate poverty in Greater Pittsburgh. Throughout the year, PCRG VISTAs and other AmeriCorps members participate in service days, reasserting the principles that inspired them to dedicate a year of their life to this worthy endeavor. Perhaps none of these occasions are as prominent and meaningful as Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
This MLK Day, PCRG VISTAs heeded Dr. King’s call for a more just and equitable society, working alongside PittServes student volunteers and StrongBond Welding to clean up Millvale Community Library and the Millvale Moose, the site of New Sun Rising. By maintaining the spaces that host these two organizations, both PCRG VISTA partners, they helped fortify a pillar of support for residents of Millvale and the surrounding communities. A hearty thank you is order to Sheena Carroll, the Resource Development VISTA at Millvale Community Library, for helping organize this special event.