Employee Profile: Ben Nelson – AmeriCorps VISTA


The mission of AmeriCorps VISTA members is to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, Ben Nelson has coordinated events, updating and monitoring website design, and overseeing administrative work in support of the FIRST® Robotics program.

“Through my VISTA experience, I have had the tremendous opportunity to experience first-hand, what kind of difference just one person can make in their community. It has also given me an opportunity to grow, helping me realize that it is never really about me, or about the work I do, but rather who will benefit from the my work.  To see how impactful FIRST Robotics and the opportunities it gives all the students in the area, opportunities that they perhaps would otherwise never get, is extraordinary.” – Ben

His VISTA service working with the FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) has connected him to more than 1,062 students and volunteers in the Central Texas area – and we’re so thankful for his incredible work.

Are you interested in working with Skillpoint and FIRST® Robotics? We are currently looking for AmeriCorps VISTA members! If you are interested, please go to the AmeriCorps page and apply today.

We are also seeking volunteers for our FIRST Lego League Invitational on March 8th at ConnallyHigh School. Sign up for one of our informational webinars.