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Vaughan pledges VISTA commitment to CASA

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Robin Vaughan of Harriman has begun a yearlong term of service in the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America program.

She is Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District during her term.

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.

VISTA members commit to serve full time for a year at a nonprofit organization or government agency in tasks such as fighting illiteracy, improving health services, creating businesses and strengthening community groups.

As a VISTA member, Vaughan is responsible for completing a series of projects for CASA, including resource development, public relations and volunteer management.

The mission of CASA of the Ninth Judicial District is to recruit, train and support CASA volunteers who advocate the best interests of abused and neglected children coming before the family courts in matters of abuse and neglect.

CASA volunteers have served 140 children in Roane, Morgan and Loudon counties in the past year.
Visit www.americorps.gov/vista for more information about AmeriCorps VISTA.