It's been a long time since we've had an AmeriCorps VISTA working with us and we are so happy to have this partnership again! Beth Griffith-Niemann is the newest member of the Faces Without Places team and she comes to us filled with passion and a determination to build capacity for FWP.
Beth's service started in August and will end in July, 2011. During that time she will be promoting awareness and fundraising efforts for FWP. She's already working hard on Homeless Awareness Week (in conjunction with our annual benefit on October 23) and the Change 4 Change Program, among other things.
As part of her recently awarded Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Louisville, Beth completed a thesis on the criminalization and victimization of the homeless. She has great sensitivity for the population we care about most, children experiencing homelessness.
Look for communications from Beth in the future!