We would like to officially introduce you to our VISTA team of Community Outreach Specialists and the regions of the state they are responsible.
Back Row Standing:
Leah Bishop – MS Gulf Coast
Amber Willis Hayes – East MS
Deborah Grace – Golden Triangle / Northeast MS
Linda Seaton – MS Delta
Jan Eastman – VISTA Team Lead
Wilnessa Foster – Northwest MS
Front Row – Seated:
Bessie Coleman – Central MS
Justina Garcia – Southeast MS
What is a VISTA Community Outreach Specialist?
Our VISTA community outreach specialists are volunteers housed at The Alliance who are helping Mississippi nonprofits and philanthropies across the state to enhance their collective impact on the quality of life of MS residents by conducting surveys, telephone interviews, and site visits with nonprofit and community organizations to gather data about needs, gaps, and challenges that nonprofits experience. This data helps The Alliance continue to develop quality programming to address member needs.
If you have not yet completed the MS nonprofit census, your VISTA Community Outreach Specialist is actively attempting to contact you!
A warm hello to our esteemed members and friends. This edition of The Ally seeks to celebrate the rich tapestry that February brings by recognizing Black History Month and other notable events that shape this dynamic month.
Family Biz Builder (FBB) is a transformative force in Tunica County, Mississippi. Since 2014, FBB, a compassionate 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth training and development organization, has been the guiding light for countless low-income, at-risk children aged 5-17 and their families across Tunica, Coahoma, and Desoto Counties.
Cultivating belonging and wholeness in the world
Friends and Partners,
I’m grateful to be connected to you in this season of celebration and acknowledgment of Black history.