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"The City of Phoenix is proud to be one of the first cities in the nation to pledge to be an Employer of National Service, and we continue to strengthen our commitment.  This year, four of our AmeriCorps VISTA members transitioned to a variety of roles at the City, including police forensics, transit, communications and City Council aide. National Service alumni know how to roll up their sleeves and share their passion for service to address some of our community’s most pressing needs. Their commitment to making a difference makes them perfect fits in the City of Phoenix.” - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton

Current AmeriCorps positions

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Mia-Tasha Sanchez

Research Analyst- District 5

Mia is a Research Analyst in the office of District 5 Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. Her experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA allowed her to work on meaningful community projects with key City staff and ultimately solidified her interest for providing all-important city services. As a research analyst, Mia provides policy recommendations, reviews Council packets, manages media outreach, provides support to neighborhood groups and addresses constituent concerns by working as the liaison between residents and the various city departments.​

Alyssa Hagerbrant

Assistant Public Information Officer

While serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Alyssa learned about project management, community engagement, facilitating partnerships, and managing a campaign across city departments.  The knowledge and experience gained in grant management is an asset in her current role.  Additionally, working with Public Information Office during her VISTA year provided her insight into the day-to-day of her current position.

Nicholas Roosevelt

Public Transit- Facilities & Oversight Division

Former AmeriCorps VISTA member Nick transitioned into a position with the Department of Public Transit in the Facilities and Oversight Division. He currently works on access control and special projects such as the Equal Opportunity Plan. Working as a VISTA in the City Manager's Office exposed Nick to different departments and gave him a much broader view for project planning.

Natalya Brown

Council Aide- District 8

Natalya accepted the position of Council Aide in Councilwoman Kate Gallego's office shortly after she completed her service as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She believes working for the City of Phoenix offers professional exposure, great benefits, and the ability to help people in a tangible way.

Katie Gentry

Human Services Liaison to Mayor Greg Stanton

Katie is a Human Services Liaison in the Office of Mayor Stanton. Her primary focus is homeless services, human trafficking, and veteran support. Katie believes being a VISTA allowed her to discover what she wanted to do and a chance to network with support of other city staff, which ultimately landed her a job that she loves.