Volunteers in Service to America: a Personal Journey

News Release - Newport, RI - "Photography by Federico Santi of Newport will be exhibited the week of May 10th in the Russell Rotunda at the Dirkson Senate Office Building in Washington, DC., in celebration of the 45th anniversary of VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America. The exhibit, along with a reception on May 12th, will honor members of Congress for their commitment to VISTA. The photo exhibit, "VISTA-REDUX: 1969," which docuemnts Santi's service with VISTA in South Florida in the late 1960's was shown at Newport Art Museum last fall."

Senator Jay Rockefeller (a VISTA Alumni) addresses the group. Special guests included: Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Representative Gwen Moore; opening remarks were given by Paul Davis, Acting Director of AmeriCorps VISTA, with reflection given by Patrick Corvington, CEO Corporation for National and Community Service and Hyepin Im, Board of Directors of C.N.C.S.

To the far right is Elizabeth L. Matthews, VISTA Alumni Outreach and Support Specialist.

VISTA Alumni's Bill Millhouser, Federico Santi, Dr. Jayne Hoyme and Fran Millhouser.

Fran and Bill Millhouser

VISTA: In The Beginning

There are several chapters to follow this web page, each chronographs, through photographs by Federico Santi, the lives and times of this particular V.I.S.T.A. Volunteer group. Please feel free to email if you wish to make corrections, add comments or help with this photo history.

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This Page was installed May 20, 2010

News Release - NEWPORT, RI: Youth, idealism, poverty and hope - all are evident in Federico Santi's photographs documenting his time in South Florida with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in the late 1960s. "VISTA Redux: Photographs, 1969, by Federico Santi," opening at the Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island on August 29, recalls the volunteers, migrant laborers and their families, and the music that filled Santi's world forty years ago. "VISTA Redux" runs through October, 25, 2009.

Web site for Photographer Federico Santi

This collection of photographs is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840. If you have an interest in using a specific photograph or wish to discuss publishing in either book or exhibition form please call Federico Santi at 401-261-3980. All images copyright by F. Santi and copying or used without the express permission of the photographer is forbidden.

VISTA: A time for beginning and a time for change.


The following is a list of names from an address book that I used while in V.I.S.T.A. in Broward County Florida in 1969-70: Dana Brownstein, Mark Buckbinder, Steve Ciano, Agnes Donegan, Ginny Doying, Frances Eaton, Steve Fulton, Steve Garcia, Jane Hoyme, Dave Henderson, Terry Jacobs, Rudi Juarez, Jim Kennedy, Kathy Kramer, Rob Kambak, Margo Karlek-Hildreth, Louise Lyman, Gary Maske, Paul McDonough, William Murphy, Gerald Neyman, John Riccio, Pat Russoniello, George Segal, Helen Souza, Beverly Wolfram. These people were either part of my group or I was involved with them through V.I.S.T.A. in some way.