For the first time, starting March 21, new VISTA members will have the opportunity to participate in a different style of PSO, called PSO Blend, where members will engage in online webinars and guided fieldwork activities for the first five weeks of their VISTA term. VISTA members will attend an online orientation webinar March 21, and for the following five weeks, they will be asked to participate in various informative webinars and complete tasks at their sites that will help them better assess site and community needs as well as solidify their role as VISTA members at their sites. Members will not be asked to leave their sites for a week; instead, they will serve onsite during their five-week PSO.
Our newest VISTA members - Tonia Day (CLASS), Jenni Allred (CCESL), Jasmine Powell (Cache High), Taylor DeVilbiss (Fremont High), and Jessica Westover (Title VII) - will be among the 350 VISTA members to participate in this new style of PSO. Our PSP office staff will be working closely with each of them and the CNCS State Office so that we can better understand the PSO Blend coursework and better support all of our members as they take on PSO Blend for the next five weeks.
If you would like to watch a PSO Blend informational video to learn more, click here!