Friday, June 19, 2009

VISTA Grant Allows Recent Grad to Work with Underprivileged Youth

Two weeks before graduation and on his birthday, communication arts major and Dover, New Hampshire, resident Jon Nystedt ’09 received a gift many graduates hope for: a job.

But Nystedt’s career began three years before—first as a volunteer with Gordon in Lynn, then as an intern with the program. During his senior year he completed his academic requirements as a public relations intern with Girls Inc., a Gordon in Lynn partner organization.
Now, thanks to a grant through the Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC), as an AmeriCorps VISTA worker, Nystedt will serve full-time with Gordon in Lynn, working closely with the Lynn Housing Authority and further developing its youth programs including the College Bound program coordinated by Gordon in Lynn.

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