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Meet MAVA VISTA Member: Connor Geary

Krista Eichhorst

VISTA Member: Connor Geary
Site: Community Thread
Project Focus: To help low-income seniors age in their own homes.

Why did you make the choice to serve a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member?
I have lived in Stillwater my whole life and helping Community Thread gave me a chance to help the community that I grew up in. After my year of service I will be able to see how my work has impacted the community where I live.

What are you working on this year?
I am working on researching, developing, and later evaluating a home visit model for Community Thread’s Chore Services and Transportation program.

What do you hope to do in the future and how is VISTA supporting that?
After my year of service, I have plans to attend graduate school to study public policy and education policy. VISTA is helping me by giving me a chance to engage with current policy and find new ways to address gaps in policy. It is also giving me an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals who work in policy areas of interest to me.