Campus Compact for Southern New England AmeriCorps VISTA

About the Program:

In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), The CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA Program mobilizes higher education to improve education outcomes for students who live in poverty. We place 51 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members on college and university campuses or with non-profit organizations to build the capacity to leverage the resources of higher education in partnerships and programs that increase the quality and access to education across Southern New England. 

Program Focus Areas:

In alignment with the mission and goals of Campus Compact, the CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA program concentrates its capacity building efforts in the following education-based focus areas:

Design sustainable volunteer recruitment, training and placement strategies for education-focused K-12 partnerships.

Design curriculum for after-school programming focused on improving education outcomes in English, Math and/or STEM.

Design sustainable volunteer recruitment, training and placement strategies for education-focused K-12 partnerships.

Design curriculum for after-school programming focused on improving education outcomes in English, Math and/or STEM

Build capacity for interventions that support the ability of low income students to stay in school, progress and graduate from college. Projects include but are not limited to building capacity to develop a cohort support model for low-income students and the creation or expansion of services for food and economically insecure students.

About AmeriCorps VISTA

Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is a federal anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of national service programs, housed at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

AmeriCorps VISTA supports efforts to alleviate poverty by providing opportunities for its full-time service to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty. To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTAclick here.

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