Monday, October 12, 2009

Editorial Touts Fond du Lac Library's Opportunity Center

Link to October 12 editorial in Fond du Lac Reporter: "Jobless get boost with new library program".

Excerpt: Two volunteers from the VISTA program are helping unemployed Fond du Lac County residents get the assistance they need in getting back into the work force.

The volunteers are headquartered on the second floor of the Fond du Lac Public Library in a newly created Opportunity Center.

The two — Sara Byrnes and Josh Cowles — are working to connect the unemployed with state and local programs assisting with the nation's economic recovery. Those programs range from training and job searching to support groups.

VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is often referred to as the domestic Peace Corps. Its volunteers are usually recent college graduates who devote a year or more of their lives to helping improve the quality of life in communities across the United States.

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