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Kate Watkins is a Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). VISTA is a national service program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies.
Kate works at United Way of Thurston County, connecting people who want to volunteer with local nonprofits and community-based organizations who need help.
"I enjoy connecting and working with people who are passionate about making a difference. I'm learning so much about the Thurston County community and community engagement. VISTA service has allowed me to give back while simultaneously growing both personally and professionally.” #LIVEUNITED #MAKEADIFFERENCE #UNITEDWAYOFTHURSTONCOUNTY