Duarte's Promise; The Alliance for Youth


VIP Fellows Make the Difference

 

 


We serve. We lead. We get things done. We are VIP.


The recent economic downturn hit communities hard – especially nonprofits and other service-providers that are most needed in times of trouble. Supports that were once provided gave way to cost cutting and other priorities. Assistance decreased. Service decreased. But community needs increased exponentially.

 

Through the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), teams of AmeriCorps members are placed in communities to provide infrastructure support for volunteer programs in service organizations across California, which include non-profit and educational organizations.

 

VIP Fellows are AmeriCorps members who make a real difference. Through 1700 hours of service, they are building the systems necessary for organizations to have volunteer programs for years to come, ensuring that services can continue to those most in-need. Fellows work “behind the scenes” of service, allowing volunteers to take part in necessary programs, and ensuring that the community’s needs are met.

 

Airika Narcisse is the lead Promise Fellow serving her fourth year at Duarte City Hall.  Her contact information is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (626) 357-7931 ext. 267.

 

Erica Garcia is a 1st year Fellow located at Duarte City Hall working for the Parks and Recreation Department.  Her contact information is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 626) 357-7931 ext. 265.

 

Kalvin Wigfall is a 2nd year Fellow helping and working with the Public Safety Office and works with the D.A.R.T. Program.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 626) 357-7938 ext.322.

 

Philip Ledesma is a 3rd year Fellow working at the Foothill Unity Center and is a volunteer recruitment leader. Philip can be reached at  (626) 358-3486 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Luz Yesenia Serna is a 3rd year Fellow working at the Santa Anita Family YMCA, with a focus on volunteer support, youth outreach  and working with the Youth Alliance program. She can be reached at (626) 359-9244 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Mayra Beltran is a 2nd year Fellow working at the Duarte Senior Center, and is in charge of the People Helping People program and recruiting teen volunteers for a variety of service projects including C.H.Y.L.L. Program. She can be reached by calling the  303-0863 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Jazmin Lugo is a 1st year Fellow working with at the Santa Anita Family YMCA supporting volunteers.  She can be reached by calling (626) 359-9244 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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