Megan Hines, the Greenville Arts Council’s Arts in Education Coordinator, was awarded the 2011 Deborah G. Moore Community Service Award presented by Mississippi Delta Service Corp/AmeriCorps *VISTA on February 21, 2012 at their annual banquet. This award is given annually to one AmeriCorps *VISTA who has completed their service commitment and has gone above and beyond while they are in service at their host site.
“We are so proud of Megan and her accomplishments. We have been very fortunate to be a part of the AmeriCorps *VISTA program; they have assisted us in providing such talent to our organization,” stated MacKenzie Stroh, Executive Director of the Greenville Arts Council.
Megan was a 2011 AmeriCorps * VISTA at the Greenville Arts Council and was recently hired as the new Arts in Education Coordinator in December 2011. While serving as an AmeriCorps *VISTA, Hines assisted with a variety of education projects and programming.
The Greenville Arts Council is a proud host site of AmeriCorps*VISTA service members since 2010. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federal anti-poverty program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. VISTA provides full-time volunteers (VISTAs) to support projects at nonprofit, grassroots organizations, and local government agencies that operate programs to help alleviate poverty in the United States. VISTAs strengthen and support these organizations by improving their infrastructure, expanding community partnerships, securing long-term resources, training program participants, and developing other activities that help build long-term sustainability for overcoming poverty.