Kaitlyn Szabo

Meet Kaitlyn Szabo.

Kaitlyn was the AmeriCorps VISTA for Exodus Lending during the 2017-18 service year. It was there that Kaitlyn was able to apply what she learned in school to address social inequalities. As a VISTA, she developed procedures for analyzing reports, streamlined the internal data tracking process, and even created and launched the communications and fundraising plans.

Jess Del Fiacco

Meet Jess Del Fiacco.

Jess was the VISTA for the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) in the 2017-18 cohort. Like many VISTAs, she decided to stay in the local nonprofit sector after service. Jess now works at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance as part of the Community Broadband Network Initiative.

Gisele Efon (2014-15) graduates with Master of Social Work

After only a year, MCN VISTA alumni are already making an impact in the post-service world. 

Inspired by her year at Nexus Community Partners working with local immigrant and refugee communities, VISTA alumna Giselle Efon received her Master of Social Work with an emphasis in clinical mental health from the University of Minnesota this May. In December she will return to her home country of Cameroon for the first time since moving to the United States, where she will spend a month with the goal of better understanding her own roots and identity.