Stories of Service: William Giswold

AmeriCorps VISTA Member of the Year
William Griswold, Community Services Block Grant – CAPUP, Richmond

In just a short time serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with CAPUP, Will has shown a strong talent for developing community relationships. As a long-overdue needs assessment was just kicking off, Will worked to develop critical relationships with local educational institutions by recruiting students to assist with the process. He was involved in all aspects of the effort – managing and motivating volunteers and reaching out to key players in the community. Will’s successes were pivotal to the effectiveness of the needs assessment, which will ultimately guide CAPUP as it works to make a real impact. His dedication and passion as an AmeriCorps VISTA will no doubt have a long-lasting impact for CAPUP’s ability to clearly define and address critical issues and get the community the assistance they need.

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