(SAVANNAH,GA) Park Place Outreach hires Kylie Carrico as their new AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) for 2020-2021. Carrico’s duties revolve around marketing and donor relations for Park Place Outreach, including social media and webpage management, grant writing, event planning, and public relations for the organization.
Over 220,000 VISTA members have served with the mission to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty. VISTA serves in each of the 50 U.S. States and in all U.S. Territories. VISTA members go where they are needed and make a difference through volunteering and the mobilization of resources.
Carrico graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communication in May of 2019. She spent 9 months as a development intern for Savannah Music Festival, another nonprofit organization based in Savannah, GA. Carrico is also currently working alongside Julie Wade, Executive Director of Park Place Outreach, on the Advocacy Committee of The Chatham County Housing Coalition.
“Since I relocated to Savannah in 2019, I have aspired to get involved with the community and pursue a career in the nonprofit industry,” Carrico said. “I had been aware of the work that Park Place Outreach was doing to help at-risk youth and their families, so this was an opportunity I could not pass up.”
“I have been amazed by the members of the community’s constant support towards Park Place Outreach, as well as other organizations that contribute to the well-being of impoverished citizens in the area,” Carrico said.
ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICES
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, 514 E. Henry St., supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of residential and after-school programs. Serving teens since 1984, Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. Park Place Outreach’s other programs include the Street Outreach Program to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets, Family Preservation for Teens to help teens remain safely in their homes to maintain family stability, and the new Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program for males ages 16-21.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.