VISTA ThumbThis past spring, CMSC was chosen to host an AmeriCorps VISTA program through Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC). Beginning in mid-July, Marty Halpin will join CMSC as our VISTA Volunteer, working full time for a one-year term.  Marty will help us develop an online component of a new Downtown Resource Center and explore new partnerships between universities and communities.  This position is designed to increase the capacity of CMSC and the University of Connecticut’s Department of Extension to work with low income communities and to strengthen our partnership.

Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator with the UConn Department of Extension, a CMSC Professional Affiliate, was instrumental in helping us successfully apply for a VISTA volunteer.

Click here for more information on the VISTA position, or here to view a flyer.