Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas VISTA's Facebook Group!!!

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If you are serving in the DFW area, please join this facebook group!! Tell your fellow VISTA's!

The goal of this group is to encourage collaboration, camaraderie, and feel a sense of community with the other VISTA's serving in our area. Since a lot of VISTA projects only have one or two VISTA's serving at one site, sometimes you can feel isolated. This group will provide an opportunity for VISTA's serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area to hang out and meet each other because we are all in this together!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/230117724354146/

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This is a fantastic idea! I am new to the Houston area and have wanted to get into contact with other VISTAs in the area and am disappointed that the VISTA program does not make more of an effort to connect VISTAs in the same geographic area, especially because a lot of VISTAs relocate and do not know many people, like myself. Did you just go ahead a create the Facebook group yourself? Did you need approval? How have you been able to connect with other VISTAs in your area? I am thinking about starting a group in my area!

 

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I haven't had much luck connecting with other VISTA's in the area. I am hoping by posting on here some people will find the group. I heard that the state office won't provide members with the contact info of other members in your area. VISTA Campus has a feature where it will show you VISTA's serving near you but it only provides their first name. You could potentially look at the CNCS Report where I believe they publish which organizations in your area have VISTA's serving and you could reach out to them directly (but that would take forever). 

As far as I'm aware there aren't any policies against creating your own Facebook group. I just made one myself.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any other ideas on how to connect VISTA's together. 

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