Theresa Malafronte is currently serving as the Community Partnerships VISTA at the Office of Community Service at Salve Regina University. In this role, Theresa works to build and strengthen campus-community partnerships in order to effectively meet needs of low-income communities by leveraging Salve’s assets and mobilizing its student volunteer base to respond to ongoing local community challenges. […]
Gretta Schaaf is currently serving as the Civic Engagement, College Access & Persistence VISTA with the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College and the youth non-profit, Young Voices. In this role, Gretta connects and liaises for both organizations, deepening the connections between university and community partners in order to support young people in Rhode Island’s […]
Jocivell Adames is currently serving as the Program Coordinator for Learning for Life at Rhode Island College. In this role, Jocivell supports a cohort of first-generation Latina/o students at RIC. Name: Jocivell Adames Host site: Rhode Island College Where did you go to school? Rhode Island College for Social Work What are your personal and professional interests? Personal: cooking, working out, […]
Jacqueline Britto is currently serving as the Leadership Development Coordinator for the Office of Student Life at the Community College of Rhode Island. In this role, Jacqueline develops curriculum and supports student leadership opportunities. Host Site: Office of Student Life, Community College of Rhode Island Where did you go to school? University of Rhode Island What are […]
Madison Hurley is currently serving at Roger Williams University in the Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. In her role, Madison provides support to the non-profit community in the East Bay and Rhode Island area by matching their needs to available Roger Williams University resources – human, in-kind or financial. In addition, Madison has been […]
Gus Cantwell is currently serving as a RICC AmeriCorps*VISTA with First Star URI Academy, a collaboration between the University of Rhode Island and Adoption Rhode Island to expand college access for foster youth. Host Site: First Star URI Academy Where did you go to school? I attended the University of Rhode Island, where I earned a […]
Joshua is currently serving his second term at Breakthrough Providence, a non-profit that supports academically motivated middle schoolers to get and stay on a path to college and trains and encourages talented high school and college students to become teachers. Joshua is Breakthrough’s College Bound Coordinator, organizing twice-annual conferences in collaboration with College Visions to support […]
Tyler Linhares is currently serving as the College Access Unlimited AmeriCorps*VISTA at Blackstone Academy Charter School. Tyler is designing and improving the school’s existing college access program by running the scholarship club, planning events for parents, scheduling college visits, and designing curricula on FAFSA and the ACT.
Stuart Haruyama is in his second term as the External Leadership & Partnership AmeriCorps*VISTA at the Rhode Island School of Design where he supports the college’s community partnerships program and helps cultivate student leadership opportunities.
Christine Ortiz serves as the Academic/Service Learning Infusion AmeriCorps*VISTA at Salve Regina University, working on supporting faculty to integrate service learning into their courses and connecting them to community partners! Read below for Christine’s story of service as a Rhode Island Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA.