Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is a good way to summarize the many adventures I’ve had at Housing Action Illinois. I moved to Chicago for the polluted air and loud streets, never one to miss out on the city life, but I stay for the culture and the...

Catching Up with DuPage Habitat for Humanity

This summer, four Summer Associates have been working hard on a variety of projects at DuPage Habitat for Humanity. They’ve been coordinating volunteers on construction sites, updating the organization’s website, collecting community feedback, expanding youth...

Working to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness

Back to main blog page » On the last day of the Zero:2016 Action Camp in Denver, I received a small plastic soldier. I was to take the soldier back with me as a reminder of the personal commitment I was making to ending veteran homelessness. The commitment seemed like...

Orienting and managing volunteers? Check out these free resources

Back to main blog page » We know that many VISTAs help their organizations with recruiting, orienting, and managing volunteers, so when we saw that the Executive Service Corps (ESC) has developed free templates for volunteer orientations, performance reviews, meeting...

Launching our Summer Associate VISTA program!

Back to main blog page » Our VISTA Summer Associates Program has officially launched! For the next ten weeks, twenty individuals from all over Illinois will be serving their communities by working at nonprofit organizations in our state. These Summer Associates’...