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ALUMNI AWESOMENESS: Josh had to adapt quickly when the Pandemic hit during his 2020-2021 VISTA year. While COVID prohibited much in-person financial coaching work at the IRC Baltimore office, Josh was able to work on national initiatives, helping to build the organization's capacity and expand its impact as a whole.

TMA VISTA PROJECT: Josh was the inaugural VISTA as part of a three-year TMA collaboration with the International Rescue Committee's (IRC) Center for Economic Opportunity. During his VISTA year, Josh worked with staff to develop and implement a long-term communications strategy, revamping the website and coming up with systems to gather case studies from the organization's network of financial coaches.

WHERE IS HE NOW?: Josh is a case of not letting a good thing go. After his VISTA year working for the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), the organization hired Josh to come on full-time, where he serves as their Communication Coordinator. Josh was able to support the work of his subsequent VISTAs, while simultaneously building capacity, fulfilling the original purpose of the three-year project.


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"The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers individuals a remarkable opportunity to create a social impact in their communities and combat poverty by enhancing the capacity of organizations like ours."

Josh was the TMA AmeriCorps VISTA for year one (of three) of his project. As planned, the three-year project provided sustainability for the organization when competed. Click here to learn more.