Today we are featuring our AmeriCorps VISTA member, Katie Harris!
Katie is a VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) in the midst of completing her service year at United Way of Westchester and Putnam. She is an Economic Mobility VISTA through the AmeriCorps program.
Katie’s service year focus is managing a financial empowerment program entitled ALICE $ense, which aims to provide tools and resources that will help individuals gain financial knowledge and stability that they can carry with them through their lives. During her service year, Katie also assisted with other projects such as constructing a Born Learning Trail, volunteering at our Putnam food distribution, and helping distribute donated blankets to dozens of nonprofits before the holidays.
“I volunteer at United Way of Westchester and Putnam because I appreciate how the organization strives to aid the local communities and fight poverty. Service has always been an important part of my life and at UWWP you feel like you’re contributing to a greater impact. United Way has a hand in so many different areas, it’s really incredible.”
Katie graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor of Science in Management, with a focus in Information Systems and Strategic Human Resource Management. She was born and raised in Brewster, NY, and has spent most of her time between Putnam and Westchester counties. Katie was a Girl Scout for over a decade and has participated as a member in several service oriented clubs and honor societies.