DeSales Youth Programs VISTA - FT
The Youth Programs VISTA will build the capacity of DeSales by implementing and improving volunteer and participant recruitment and retention procedures for the SouthSide Rec program in the Fox Park neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, over 400 children will be engaged in youth programs, partnerships with program providers will be sustained and new partnerships developed, a program tracking and evaluation system will be refined, and 10 or more volunteers will be retained for over one year. This project will alleviate poverty be establishing hundreds of long-term mentoring relationships between at-risk youth and stable adults in their community, increasing social capital and opportunities.
DeSales Community Development is a community-based non-profit organization that promotes revitalization, affordable housing and good property management in neighborhoods in and near the City of St. Louis.