Community Outreach and Impact
Digital Literacy VISTA
Crystal Brumfield joined the National Housing Trust as a Digital Literacy VISTA through AmeriCorps for the Community Outreach and Impact team in 2023. During her year service term, Crystal will expand existing, community-level digital literacy and navigation efforts across eight affordable housing communities in the District of Colombia. Crystal’s work will build a programmatic infrastructure for digital literacy programming, complete with program materials, assessment tools, and evaluation strategies to support long-term, sustainable solutions for residents living in NHT communities and support digital knowledge learning within NHT’s Community Outreach and Impact team.
Prior to serving as a Digital Literacy Vista, Crystal worked as a Program Manager for the Texas State Department of Education in the Division of Review and Support serving 1,200 school districts in delivering local and federally mandated services to special populations of students.
Crystal graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Education Policy and Planning. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston.