Since the First Street Armoury leads programs/projects that are nonprofit, Christen Allen is able to complete her AmeriCorps VISTA service at the First Street Armoury by leading Energy League. The idea and plans for Energy League were floating around the hallways of the Armoury when Christen Allen came into the picture and took over. Christen Allen led the fundraising, planning, research projects, and process of finding volunteers for the Energy League and has been leading the program since 2011.
There are several perks to having an AmeriCorps VISTA in your community. They offer commitment and knowledge to build up organizations that can help a community thrive.
The overall goal of an AmeriCorps VISTA is to strengthen the organization/group in which he/she has been leading so then it can continue to serve the needs of the citizens even after the AmeriCorps VISTA's time is over.