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Service Stories

By Sara Guiang & Sarah Kaplan
Hosts Sara Guiang and Sarah Kaplan - who have both completed a year of service as AmeriCorps VISTAs - sit down each episode to interview a fellow volunteer serving in Philadelphia.
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Rayn Phillips
Rayn Phillips served at Strawberry Mansion HS from 2019-2020. She has gone on to provide mobile therapy services for children and youth in West Philadelphia, is the Social Worker for One Bright Ray Adult Mansion Campus, and currently attends Thomas Jefferson University for an Certificate of Advanced Studies in Trauma and Community Counseling. Recorded on 9/7/20. 
59:44
October 26, 2020
Lydia
Lydia served at Cook-Wissahickon School as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about the school here: https://cookwissahickon.philasd.org/ Recorded on 8/31/20.
41:18
October 19, 2020
Erin Davison
Erin Davison served at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about PLA here: https://www.philalegal.org/ Recorded on 8/25/20.
51:45
October 12, 2020
Jordan
Jordan served at Fiesta Schoolyards as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about Fiesta Schoolyards here: https://fiestaschoolyards.org/ Recorded on 8/20/20.
54:11
October 5, 2020
Sydney Edelson
Sydney Edelson served in the Office of Strategic Partnerships in The School District of Philadelphia as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about the Office here: https://www.philasd.org/strategicpartnerships/ Recorded on 8/10/20.
56:54
September 28, 2020
Katie Murphy
Katie Murphy served as a Community Partnerships Coordinator VISTA through PHENND at Bayard Taylor Elementary School from 2018-2019. She has served as a VISTA at Playworks since 2019 and is currently completing her third year as a VISTA. Learn more about Playworks here: https://www.playworks.org/ Recorded on May 20, 2020
48:32
September 21, 2020
Lane Frazee
Lane Frazee served at Saul High School in Philadelphia as a VISTA from 2019-2020 and continues to serve there for the 2020-2021 academic year. Recorded in May 2020. 
43:52
September 14, 2020
Leah Schare
Leah Schare served at JEVS Human Resources as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about JEVS here: https://www.jevshumanservices.org/ Recorded on 4/27/20.
39:09
September 7, 2020
Cooper Richardson
Cooper Richardson served at SEAMAAC as a VISTA from 2019-2020. She has gone on to act as its Community Programs Associate. Learn more about SEAMAAC here: https://www.seamaac.org/ Recorded on 4/20/2020.
40:25
August 31, 2020
Evan Waddill
Evan served at West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) as a VISTA from 2019-2020. Learn more about WePAC here: https://wepac.org/ Recorded on 3/18/20
40:09
August 24, 2020
Adrienne
Adrienne served at two sites in Philadelphia during her year as a VISTA from 2019-2020. She most recently served at Parkway Northwest High School. Recorded on 4/9/2020
44:08
August 17, 2020
Ben Sereda
Ben Sereda, who served in multiple roles within AmeriCorps, spent their most recent experience as a federal volunteer from 2019-2020 as a VISTA Leader for the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). Recorded on 4/2/2020
48:21
August 10, 2020
Sara(h)s Interview
Former VISTA Sara Guiang, who served at the Juvenile Law Center from 2019-2020, and still serving VISTA/VISTA Leader Sarah Kaplan, who completed a service year at  Starfinder Foundation from 2019-2020 and serves at the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) currently, kick off their podcast about AmeriCorps VISTAs - Volunteers in Service to America - by interviewing each other! 
1:00:55
August 3, 2020