Have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!
The November, 2020 edition of the PSP Jotter is here! In this edition, we highlight some recent happenings at PSP and across our sites, and we welcome several new VISTAs. Congratulations to Kelli Palma, PSP VISTA Member at Ridgeline HS, for winning November's Determination Award! Read the entire newsletter below...
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!
The October, 2020 edition of the PSP Jotter is here with a day to spare! Most of this edition highlights the incredible work and legacy of long-time PSP Director, Rikki Wheatley-Boxx. Rikki recently applied for and was accepted into a PhD program at the University of Oregon, which means her 17 years with PSP have come to an end. We will miss her!
PSP would also like to recognize the efforts of two VISTAs who were nominated for and received VISTA Member Recognition Awards in the month of October - PSP VISTA Leader Olive Evans received the Good Role Model Award, and VISTA Member Rachel Hollingsworth (Mountain Crest HS) received the Above & Beyond Award. Consider nominating a VISTA for an award by visiting this link: www.publicschoolpartnership.com/vista-member-recognition.
The September, 2020 edition of the PSP Jotter is here! In this issue, we highlight recent happenings including changes that have occurred up at the PSP Office and new VISTA and PSP Office staff members. We highly suggest you read over the story on the changes happening up at PSP, as we have new office personnel who will be reaching out to you and who you should contact if you have questions about certain aspects of PSP.
Finally, we are happy to announce that Coral Larson (Logan Family Center) has received the Determination Award for September, 2020, as part of PSP’s VISTA Member Recognition Program. Congrats, Coral!
We are incredibly thankful for your continued partnership. Stay safe and well out there!
The August, 2020 edition of the PSP Jotter is here! In this issue, we highlight our Summer Recognition & Service Project Open-House event as well as several new VISTAs who joined our team in August! We also welcome PSP's newest Program Coordinator, Aubrey Call. Finally, we thank Lyndy Agee (Ridgeline HS) and Dylan Harper (Sky View HS and Logan Family Center) for their service, as they both ended their VISTA service in August.
Stay safe and well out there!
The latest edition of the PSP Jotter is here! In this issue, we say hello to our new VISTA Leader, we say goodbye to several amazing VISTAs, and we share some updates about our summer events. We hope everyone is staying safe and sane during this time.
The May, 2020 edition of the PSP Jotter is here! Two highlights to note are that we finished up our VISTA Summer Associate hiring – they will start service on June 1 – and said ‘goodbye’ to two amazing full-term VISTA members. We are also still hiring for several one-year positions (click here to view positions).
We hope everyone is safe, healthy, and looking forward to summer!
The April, 2020 PSP Jotter is attached! There are some great tips for how to reduce stress and stay sane during this time. We're also still hiring, and you can read a bit about those positions in this edition. Stay safe!
Fantastic updates coming your way from PSP! Since our last newsletter, the Northern Utah Native Connection held its annual Crystal Hot Springs Family Night, Bora Lee completed a very successful year of VISTA service at the Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP), and we welcomed Diego Mendiola to our VISTA team as Bora's replacement at UATP.
Also, we will announce this summer's host sites and start accepting applications for our 2020 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program this month. There is a link to our Summer Associate webpage in the newsletter, and feel free to share that link with anyone who may be interested in serving with us this summer.
Finally, congratulations to VISTA Member Clayton Welch (Sky View HS) for receiving this month's Above & Beyond Award. If you have ever met Clayton, you know he is very deserving of this award as he is always going above and beyond to help his coworkers, the students and families he supports, and his VISTA team at PSP.
Say hello to the first publication of the PSP Jotter of 2020! We encourage you to read the story about our MLK Day 2020 service project that was a HUGE success! There are several other great stories in this edition, including a brief bio of our newest VISTA member, April Erickson. Plus, as always, this edition celebrates our VISTA Member Recognition Program awardees for the month of January.
For January, award recipients are:
• Outstanding Outcomes Award: Tanza Tupola, Green Canyon HS
• Good Role Model Award: Coral Larson, Logan Family Center
• Exemplary Engagement Award (quarterly award): Leah Parr, Bridgerland Literacy
The Logan Family Center, one of PSP's longest-running VISTA sites, was recently the recipient of a generous $10,000 donation from America First Credit Union. The Logan Family Center was one of 11 nonprofit organizations across the state of Utah selected to receive a donation. In addition to the cash donation, America First Credit Union also created a promo video for the Logan Family Center to use in its outreach efforts.