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									Northern New England Campus Compact
AmeriCorps* VISTA Progress Report
Project Progress Reports should be submitted via e-mail to your State Compact Office

As of July 1, 2007, we will no longer use the online reporting system for VISTA Reporting
Project Progress Report Dates: _____ August 1, 2007 – February 28, 2008 (Report Due 3/30/08) _____ March 1, 2008 – July 15, 2008 (Report Due 7/25/08) The VISTA’s Role in the Project Progress Report:

In most cases, VISTAs possess a high degree of independence and are given much autonomy on their campuses; nevertheless, regular communication with the host campus supervisor is extremely important. The process of completing the quarterly report provides an ideal opportunity for communication between VISTA and supervisor about the status of the project. It is expected that each party will have a unique perspective on the VISTA’s successes and challenges, as well as the impact of the project on the campus and community. VISTAs are not supposed to write the progress report, but they are encouraged to provide verbal or written feedback, as well as relevant statistics, to their host campus supervisor to help facilitate his or her writing of it. VISTAs may also wish to include a letter or other documentation sharing their perspective on their experiences and accomplishments. Submit progress reports to the following individuals in your state: Maryli Tiemann Maine Campus Compact 220 College St. #2 Lewiston, ME 04240 Phone: (207) 786-8217 Fax: (207) 786-6053 Email: mtiemann@bates.edu John Coutley Vermont Campus Compact Marble Works Complex 152 Maple St. Suite G01 Middlebury, VT 05753 Phone: (802) 443-2511 Fax: (802) 443-2047 Email: jcoutley@middlebury.edu Jillian Dahlberg Campus Compact for NH 3 Barrell Court, Suite 200 Concord, NH 03301 Phone: (603) 223-2302 Fax: (603) 223-2018 Email: dahlberg@compactnh.org

Host Campus Supervisor Signature:___________________________Date:________ Campus Compact Signature:_________________________________Date:________
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Section I: GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS ACT (GPRA) DATA Statistics: Describe the resources generated by the AmeriCorps VISTA member. Provide quantitative data and indicate whether resources were generated from the public or private sector for this reporting period. (For tips on how to report these statistics accurately, see the attached "VISTA's Guide to Data Collection." 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Number of Active community volunteers:___________ Number of volunteers who are Baby Boomers_____________ Hours of service performed by community volunteers:____________ Total dollar amount of in-kind donated goods and services:__________ Total dollar amount of monetary grants, donations, & fundraising:_______

Section II. MEMBER AND SPONSOR DEVELOPMENT Please list all trainings that the VISTA and Supervisor attended during this reporting period. Please list the trainings in the category that most closely fits the nature of the training. Training Category On – Site Orientation Community Outreach Community Volunteer Generation/Recruitment Effective Volunteer Management Resource Mapping Grant Writing Organizational Development Performance Measures Tracking Systems Information Technology
Developing on – site orientations & Training plans

VISTA

Supervisor

Other
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Section III: NARRATIVE Please address the following questions: 1. Challenges: Difficulties encountered or other issues requiring immediate Campus Compact or CNCS state office involvement.

2. Recruitment: Please list any recruiting efforts made during this reporting period or any challenges or suggestions regarding recruitment.

3. Training/Technical Assistance: What type of training/technical assistance needs can CNCS and/or Campus Compact provide to you and your organization at this time? If there is a need to make revisions to the current project work plan or member assignment description, please contact you state compact office.

4. Collaborations with Community Partners: Please list all community partners/programs that the VISTA has collaborated with during this reporting period, and briefly describe the collaborative activities.

5. Resource Development: Please explain how any in-kind donated goods and services and/or monetary grants, donations, and fundraising was developed by the VISTA and how these resources were used.

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6. Sustainability: Please summarize the accomplishments and impacts during the past reporting period which will remain in the community upon completion of the project, and how local residents and project beneficiaries have been involved in the implementation of the project

7. Stories: Share at least one story that shows examples of how AmeriCorps VISTA service "gets things done" in your community. Stories that include numerical results and sustainable solutions are especially helpful.

8. Other Accomplishments:

Section IV: WORK PLAN PROGRESS Work Plan Progress: Please answer the following questions with quantifiable information. Attach any appropriate documentation for activities and numbers reported. For example, volunteer recruitment records, timesheets, event sign in sheets etc…
Goal 1. Develop programming on campuses across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont that will provide support to low income individuals seeking higher education as well as provide support to low income individuals currently enrolled in higher education institutions. 1. ________ college student volunteers have been trained to work with K-12 students to improve their college aspirations. 2. ________ college student volunteers have been trained to work with low income high school juniors and seniors as they complete college applications and financial aid paperwork.
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3. ________ K-12 students have participated in workshops that improve their aspirations related to higher education. 4. ________ low income high school juniors and seniors have received assistance in completing college applications and financial aid paperwork. 5. ________current college students received on going support (academic and social) to assist them in remaining in college through programs developed and coordinated by VISTA members.

Goal 2. Utilize AmeriCorps*VISTA members to recruit, train and sustain both community and college student volunteers that will provide support to small and faith based community organizations that serve low income populations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. 1. ________ college student volunteers and ________ community volunteers have been recruited and placed with small and faith based community organizations that serve low income populations. These volunteers served ________ hours in communities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. 2. ________ students receiving Federal Work Study funds were placed at small and faith based community organizations that serve low income populations. These students served ________ hours in one year placements providing sustained volunteer resources for these organizations. 3. ________ partnerships were developed between higher education institutions and small community and faith based organizations that serve low income populations. 4. ________ campus based volunteer programs were developed that have specific focuses on working with low income populations. 5. ________ in donations, grants and in kind contributions was raised by AmeriCorps*VISTA members and volunteers to support the work of small and faith based community organizations serving low income populations.

Additional comments about work plan progress:

Section V: ATTACHMENTS Please attach copies of press clippings, flyers, letters or other documentation relating to the member's activities and achievements.

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VISTA's Guide to Data Collection
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Data The GPRA is a law requiring federal programs to quantify the results of their work in order to help demonstrate effectiveness. VISTAs are asked to quantify four areas of their VISTA service: Number of active community volunteers: This statistic would include any students, faculty, staff, or community members involved in volunteering for projects the VISTA has been involved in supporting, coordinating, or planning. Individuals involved in service-learning, as well as community service activities may be counted. Hours of service performed by community volunteers: This refers to the number of hours of service performed by the individuals counted as active community volunteers. You should have some kind of documentation on file for any hours that you report. For example, you will probably have access to time sheets or logs for individuals involved in tutoring programs, service-learning, or the AmeriCorps Education Award Program. For one-day service events like a beach cleanup, you would multiply the number of volunteers by the number of hours the activity lasted. Total dollar amount of in-kind donated goods and services: Donated goods are any materials provided at no cost to support your work as a VISTA. Examples include: building materials for a playground, books for an America Reads library, art and craft supplies, food for the local food pantry, food to feed volunteers, etc. The term “donated services” refers to time donated to your projects. For example, an elementary school teacher might donate 4 hours to train America Reads tutors. It can be tricky to figure the value of donated services; however, an organization called Independent Sector has calculated the value of volunteers' time at $18.77 per hour, based on the average hourly earnings for private nonagricultural workers as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. (The figure is then increased by 12 percent to estimate fringe benefits.) One final note on donated goods and services. Do not include your campus’s donation of office space, supplies, phone, email, etc. in this category. Your supervisor will complete an in-kind form documenting these donations. Including them on the VISTA report means they will be counted twice. Also, do not include any donations that are reported as match on other grants. Match can be counted on only one grant. Total dollar amount of monetary grants, donations and fundraising: This refers to grants, donations and fundraising for which you have been directly responsible. If you collaborated with other individuals such as faculty, staff or community partners, you may include the grant in this total. Notes on the GPRA Data: The statistics you are asked to provide are not cumulative. You must provide statistics for the reporting period only.

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