Become a Host Site

CCSNE member campuses or community-based non-profits and PK-12 schools in partnership with one or more a CCSNE member campuses are eligible to apply under this program.  CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTAs mobilize higher education to improve education outcomes for students who live in poverty. We are seeking proposals for projects that specifically focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • School Readiness: Building capacity for economically disadvantaged pre-school aged children to make gains in social/emotional skills, literacy or numeracy skills (teaching, tutoring, and the provision of education readiness support services to children and families).
  • K-12 Success: Building capacity to support academic and behavioral outcomes of low-income students in elementary, middle and high schools (teaching, tutoring, mentoring of students, expanded learning or out of school time programs and other school improvement support)
  • Post Secondary Access and Success: Building capacity to prepare students for higher education and training and improve the prospects of success in postsecondary education institutions for economically disadvantaged students (programs that help students prepare for college and careers including, college counseling, tutoring, enrollment support, retention activities for first-generation and low-income students).

Host site applications are being accepted on a rolling admission basis while slots remain available. Please contact Sharon Bassett, CCSNE VISTA Director, at 617-553-5537 to establish a timeline for your submission.

Learn more about the program by viewing the Request For Proposals.

Host Site Application Resources:

2018-2019 Host Site Request for Proposals

VISTA Host Site Applicant Agreement Form

VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) Template

Application Assistance Session

CCSNE is an intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA sponsor through the Massachusetts Office of the Corporation for National Service (CNCS). For the 2018-19 program year, we anticipate having 51 AmeriCorps VISTA members (including 3 VISTA leaders) serving throughout CT, MA, and RI. The application process is competitive and awards under the CCSNE VISTA program are subject to appropriations and approval from the Corporation for National Service.