Here’s news on a few former RSN VISTAs and what they’re up to now.
Marie Hoffmann, Refugee Support Network VISTA Leader, 2009-2010
Currently, I oversee the outreach efforts of a network of organizations, the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network. My work now is, in some ways, very similar to my work with the RSN – providing technical assistance and support to partner agencies and reporting for the project as a whole. Beyond that experience, my current position allows me to provide outreach, education, and training on human trafficking locally and victim services to community based organizations and vulnerable populations and to develop relationships and coalitions to better serve survivors.
Leann Price, International Rescue Committee (IRC) VISTA, 2010-2011
I transitioned out of my VISTA position into a position at my sponsoring agency (IRC) to help newly arrived refugees find employment. I am also in the TESOL graduate program at Seattle University (SU). I believe my VISTA position played a key role in my obtaining a permanent position at the IRC as well as my acceptance at SU.
Annie Keating, International Rescue Committee (IRC) VISTA, 2004-2005
After my VISTA term ended, I worked for Hopelink for a year doing food stamp outreach and then went back to school (UW School of Social Work) for my MSW…and then came right back to the IRC to work as an Employment Specialist a few weeks after I graduated!