Celebrating AmeriCorps Week

Happy AmeriCorps Week from VISTAs past and present! This week I am celebrating AmeriCorps week along with my mentor Ms. Debbie, who was a VISTA before me. You may find yourself wondering: what is AmeriCorp? How does it work? The history of this program stretches all the way back to 1965, and President Johnson. The VISTA program was designed to be a version of the PeaceCorps, but instead of doing work overseas it would be a domestic service program. The mission was to alleviate poverty throughout the United States. From VISTA the program expanded to the National Civilian Community Corps, and a number of subsets such as ConservationCorps, HistoriCorps, Senior Corps, and many others. Each progr

Springing into March with a Focus on Health

Happy March, Pathways Family! What an important, transitional time of year. When I think of March, I tend to think of flowers blooming, the first signs of Spring, and the daylight stretching later into the evening. Another important aspect of March is that it is Colorectal Cancer Screening Month. It is a time where we promote and discuss the importance of getting screenings and prioritizing your own health. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and the second leading cancer death among men and women in the U.S. However, colorectal does not have to be as deadly as it is. If found in the first stage, the five-year survival rate is 90 percent. Howev

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