MVMC’s Haley Austin brings social justice to Moab

By Jacque Garcia (The Times-Independent)- In 2017, Haley Austin joined the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s staff as their AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America representative. Since then she has been a leader at the MVMC, fine-tuning a curriculum for students and working as a bilingual advocate — and now, she plans to stay on as an […]

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Moab Valley Multicultural Center expands its reach in 2017

By Jacque Garcia (Moab Times-Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) helped a record number of people this year, and staff hope to help even more in 2018. “[This year] at the multicultural center was epic,” said MVMC executive director Rhiana Medina. Medina said this year was special for a number of reasons, one being that […]

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A day to remember loved ones

By Lara Gale (Moab Sun News)- As fall turns to winter, communities worldwide are preparing to celebrate the memories of deceased loved ones in annual traditional festivals for the dead. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one such tradition, bringing together music, dancing and delicious home-prepared food in gatherings that allow […]

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City, county honor local AmeriCorps volunteers

by Molly Marcello (The Times-Independent)- National service volunteers working throughout the Moab community were honored April 4 with “National Service Recognition Day.” Elected officials in both Moab city and Grand County proclaimed the special holiday, acknowledging that the many volunteers serving locally — all associated with the federal AmeriCorps program — meet direct needs in the […]

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Love Utah Give Utah fundraiser on March 31 benefits local, statewide NPOs

Giving event sustains nonprofits by Rudy Herndon (Moab Sun News)- For Moab’s nonprofit community, Thursday, March 31, is like Christmas all over again. The Community Foundation of Utah will be holding its online Love Utah Give Utah fundraiser for 24 hours that day, giving donors the chance to connect with their favorite nonprofits. Residents can […]

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Do-Gooder of the Week

This Week: Canyonlands VISTA Volunteers By Lara Gale (Moab Sun News) — Peppered throughout Moab’s service-oriented community, 10 people from all across the country are making an extraordinary difference under extraordinary circumstances. They came to participate in the Canyonlands VISTA Project, the regional chapter of the national program. Placed with various service organizations throughout the […]

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Multicultural Center hires new volunteer coordinator

(The Times Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) has announced that Katlyn Keane will join MVMC staff as the center’s volunteer coordinator. Keane will begin her new position on Oct. 7, according to a news release from MVMC. Keane came to Moab in August of 2013 as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To […]

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Katlyn Keane joins multicultural center’s staff

(Moab Sun News)- After two years on the job, Katlyn Keane is making the move from the Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s Americorps VISTA volunteer coordinator to a paid staff position with the center. Keane came to Moab in August of 2013 to serve a one-year term with the multicultural center. She renewed for a second […]

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Children learn about different countries during Multicultural Mondays

Around the world in nine weeks By Sharon Sullivan (Moab Sun News)- Moab children “travel the world” during Multicultural Mondays, where kids ages 6 to 12 play games, make crafts and learn a few foreign words and phrases each week. The nine-week program is held at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, 156 N. 100 West. […]

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