Nancy is the VISTA member assigned to the CIT project at Mercy Corps Northwest. She recently assisted in supporting the launch of a community-driven real estate investment trust that is the first of it’s kind. Part of her role with the CIT project is to generate awareness of CIT’s project goals and services among low-income residents of Portland’s 122nd neighborhood. Further, she will be facilitating community involvement, investment and training. Other ways that Nancy is building the capacity of the CIT program is by conducting outreach to low income housing and developing a long-term marketing plan, creating a design, monitoring, and evaluation plan for the project, and supporting fundraising efforts.