V.I.S.T.A.

Volunteers in Service to America: a Personal Journey

Chapter 1. The Volunteers

In this site we will show images taken between 1968 and 1969 of the V.I.S.T.A. Volunteers in my group that were headquartered out of Broward County Florida. Joining VISTA, I came from Florida State University with the talent of a photo-journalist and used those skills while in VISTA.

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."

To View images of the May 12th Reception: click here.


{If you are a V.I.S.T.A. Alumni, you are encouraged to visit the VISTA campus site listed below-click on it !}


In our office from left to right are Jayne Hoyme, Kathy Kramer and William (Bill) Millhouser .


I believe that this is Louise Lymann (?).


Gary Maske was the leader of our VISTA group: our 'boss'.


Frances (Fran) Eaton


Cielle Hosler (husband was Gene)


Bill, (I believe) Ginny Doying,
Helen Souza, and Jane Hoyme in one of the endless meetings the Volunteers had to attend.


Robert Kambak and Fran Eaton.


Many of the Volunteers played basketball which was a good way to interact with kids. Here are Steve Ciano and Dana Brownstein in one-on-one.


Dan and Larry


It seemed that most volunteers smoked cigarettes; some smoked cigars. Helen was the oldest volunteer in our group and was I believe around 70 years old.


Fran, Pat Russoniello (I believe that he was from New Jersey) and Steve Ciano (Steve was from Brooklyn)


I don't remember this volunteer's name.


Steve Ciano at one of the schools.


Larry



Go on to V.I.S.T.A. Volunteers at work

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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Pages installed May 21, 2008


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.

Images of the Opening Reception at the Art Museum


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.

WHERE ARE THE VOLUNTEERS TODAY ?

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.



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