We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. The final PSP Jotter of 2019 is here! This edition includes some great PSP highlights, including our annual winter service project with Sub for Santa, a visit from our brand-new VISTA regional office project manager, and Olive Evans’ trip to Phoenix for VISTA in-service training. Finally, two PSP VISTA members have been recognized in December for our VISTA Recognition Program - Karly Meadows (Native Connection) and Myia Barton (PSP VISTA Leader).
The November, 2019 edition of the PSP Jotter is a special edition. As many of you know, we recently lost a very dear friend, co-worker, and fellow service member, Ali Limburg (Mountain Crest HS). Most of this newsletter is dedicated to remembering her and celebrating all of the ways she made a positive impact on our lives. She will be dearly missed, and we truly appreciate the outreach and support we have received from each of you during this time.
This edition also highlights our two newest VISTA members - Leah Parr (Bridgerland Literacy) and Kaia Rubera (The Family Place) - as well as some recent VISTA member achievements. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that FOUR VISTA members will receive VISTA member recognition awards this month! Award winners are -
After a great summer, we are back with some news from PSP! Our VISTA members are bringing the arts to youth and their families, celebrating Native heritage and cultures, and connecting students to the resources they need to be successful in school and in life. We also welcomed two more new VISTA members, too - Seth Van Middlesworth (Box Elder Middle School) and Olive Evans (Common Ground).
Finally, congratulations to our THREE most recent VISTA Member Recognition Award winners. Allison Larsen (Logan Family Center) received the Determination Award, and Abby Slade and Carlysa Openshaw, both at South Cache Middle School, received the Above & Beyond Award! They are all deserving of this recognition, and we are very grateful for their hard work and dedication to their sites and the community.
Schools are back up and running, which means it's time for PSP's End of Summer edition of the PSP Jotter! We have welcomed a lot of new AmeriCorps VISTA members in the past few months, said goodbye to our 2019 Summer Associates, and had a fantastic summer service project.
We are also hiring for two positions - one at Bridgerland Literacy and one at The Family Place. Send any promising candidates our way!
Finally, congratulations to Angie Torres for winning this round's Above & Beyond Award for our monthly VISTA Recognition Program! Angie started in June and is already making great things happen for the Northern UT Native Connection program and Native students in Cache and Box Elder counties. She is a great addition to our AmeriCorps VISTA team!
Read this edition of the PSP Jotter to learn more about all of our amazing new VISTA members...
The Summer, 2019 edition of the PSP Jotter is here! Over the past two months, we have had 21 new people join our team - 18 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates and three one-year VISTAs! They have each already made a great impact at their site and have been very engaged in their service. We are lucky to have such an enthusiastic group!
Also, Bora Lee, PSP VISTA Member at Utah Assistive Tech Program (UATP), was recently awarded PSP's Determination Award. Bora is incredibly deserving of this award. Make sure you check out the story in the newsletter.
More updates to come in August!
The April, 2019 edition of the PSP Jotter is packed with good stories! This issue includes stories about our National Service & Recognition Day event, new partnerships, Green Canyon High School's Career Fair, and member updates. Plus, PSP's dynamic-VISTA-duo at The Family Place - Emma Pressel and Alex Nissim - earned this month's Outstanding Outcomes Award!
Finally, thank you to the National Service members and organizations, local mayors and leaders, community members, community organizations, local media, and USU CPD Director, Dr. Matt Wappett for participating in our annual "Recognition Day" event. It was a HUGE success!
There are a lot of great projects to celebrate in this edition, and PSP VISTA Lyndy Agee (Ridgeline HS) has received March’s Determination Award! Finally, we are HIRING for a few positions, including our Summer Associate positions. Read the newsletter to learn how you can spread the word!
In PSP news this past month, we welcomed Bora Lee as a VISTA Member with Utah Assistive Technology Program. Also, we recognized 5 VISTA Members for their achievements and dedication to service - Holli Ashcraft, ValaRee Reese, and Ashley Fluegel for our Exemplary Engagement Award, and Tanza Tupola and Abby Slade received the Determination Award and Above and Beyond Award, respectively. Holli also got engaged - congratulations!
Say hello to the first PSP Jotter of 2019! Thank you to all of the PSP VISTA members, staff, friends, family, and Utah Conservation Corps VISTA member Jenn Sapp for their work on PSP's 2019 MLK Day service project. This was one of our most successful MLK Day projects yet - we created and donated 50 fleece blankets and 75 journals!
Also, congratulations to Myia Barton for starting her second VISTA term in January. She joins Me'lani Hogan-Cephas as a PSP VISTA Leader. Finally, congratulations to VISTA member Ali Limburg (Mountain Crest High School) for winning January's Determination Award!
The final edition of the PSP Jotter for 2018 is here! We are excited to kick off a new year after having a great month in December. PSP's VISTA members volunteered with Sub for Santa again this year, one of our favorite service projects every year.
Congratulations to Jason Parker, PSP VISTA member at South Cache Middle School, for receiving PSP's Good Role Model Award for December, 2018! Finally, Elisa Martinez, former VISTA Leader with PSP, completed an incredible service term with PSP in December. Her enthusiasm and positivity will be greatly missed!