Traci Gurley-Tomashosky

This month's show features two guests involved in the AmeriCorps VISTA project, which works with organizations that help eradicate poverty.

On this month's edition of United Way Cares, host Traci Gurley-Tomashosky talks to Rick Blauvelt, Executive Director of Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute. The organization works to foster early literacy skills among young children, so they develop a love of books and become successful readers. United Way Cares airs monthly on KDNK and is hosted by Gurley-Tomashosky, Executive Director of United Way Battlement to the Bells. Hear archived episodes here.

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On this month's show, Traci is joined by Sandy Swanson, executive director for Family Visitor Programs, and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Kaylee Peterson. Family Visitor Programs provides home visitation services to pregnant women and to parents of young children residing in the Aspen to Parachute, Colorado region. Programs are offered to families at no cost, regardless of income.

Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, acting executive director for United Way Battlement to the Bells, discusses a new AmeriCorps VISTA project with Andie Scott and volunteer Alex Willard.