FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New initiative aims to help revitalize Englewood neighborhood through service years
Managed by an Englewood native, the Initiative will, for the first time, engage 21 AmeriCorps VISTA members in the community
ENGLEWOOD, IL (April 27, 2018) – This month, eight AmeriCorps VISTA members kicked off their service years in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago through the Englewood VISTA Initiative. Spearheaded by Service Year Alliance and the Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, the Englewood VISTA Initiative aims to strengthen and support the infrastructure that currently exists in the Englewood community by expanding economic opportunity, providing resources to local organizations, and helping these programs implement their strategic plans to revitalize the community.