Dallas’ GrowSouth VISTA Teams Up With Mayor’s Star Council To Throw Holiday Party For Partner Neighborhoods

On December 8th, in partnership with the Elder Oaks Civic Association and the Oak Cliff YMCA, the Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) and the GrowSouth Americorps VISTA team hosted a holiday party for the VISTA team’s partner neighborhoods. Complete with horse-drawn carriage rides, carnival games, cookie-decorating, a photo booth, music, food, and dancing, the event offered an opportunity for neighbors to connect with neighbors, and was a thank you from MSC and the VISTA team for all the work that neighborhood groups are putting in their work with the AmeriCorps members.

Here are a few photos from the event (and a video (link) from the hayride through the Elderoaks neighborhood):vista_holidayparty1
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On January 19th, from 6-8pm, the Mayor’s Star Council and the GrowSouth VISTA team will partner to offer a restorative practice workshop for neighborhood leaders. This workshop will provide neighborhood leaders the tools they need to run effective neighborhood meetings, built on respect and healthy communication. For more information please contact VISTA Team Leader Ryan Behring at ryanbehring.vista@gmail.com