The Butte America Foundation has chosen longtime volunteer Daniel Hogan as the Montana Campus Compact VISTA member for 2017-2018. Mr. Hogan will work to expand the capacity of BAmF's service to the community of Butte-Silver Bow through several projects over the next twelve months.
Montana Campus Compact "advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility." They have 35 state affiliates (schools) that work with local communities to facilitate collaboration between academic institutions and organizations working to serve people in their area.
Mr. Hogan's Vista Assignment Description (VAD) details the programs he'll work on through twelve months of service with the Butte America Foundation. His work will begin with the formation of a scientific forum on Superfund and the Berkeley Pit with Montana Tech students and professors, to be broadcast on KBMF. Later in 2017, he will also coordinate historic preservation work on the Carpenters Union Hall through student involvement at Highlands College, including work on the windows in the upper floors of the Hall.
Later in his term, Mr. Hogan will introduce Butte High School students to audio production and newsmaking techniques, and will work with Butte's pre-release center to engage recently incarcerated individuals in volunteerism and community radio.
The Butte America Foundation is looking very much forward to working with Daniel Hogan. His wholehearted commitment to the Foundation's projects over the last two years have demonstrated his tremendous work ethic and enthusiasm for work that benefits the community of Butte-Silver Bow.
Many thanks to Erin Barstow of Montana Campus Compact for her assistance with the application process. And thank you to Daniel Hogan, for his willingness to take on this venture, and for his continued work with the Butte America Foundation.