Campus Compact VISTA Host Sites 2019-2020

Click on a location or in the list below to learn more about each site’s VISTA project. Open VISTA positions are indicated with the VISTA logo, while filled positions will be indicated in red.

Serving as a part of the Campus Compact VISTA corps provides VISTAs the chance to connect with corps members throughout multiple states, to create a network of support, and to share resources. Campus Compact supports the professional and personal growth of VISTA members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings throughout their service year.

If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact VISTA, please email our VISTA Leaders. For the Worcester office, use ccsnevista {at} compact(.)org or call 617-553-5536. For the Chicago office, use ilccvista {at} compact(.)org or call 312-362-5054.

Click here to learn how to become a VISTA, or here to learn how to become a host site.

Positions by State

Click a state to find out more about open positions there.

Connecticut College - OPEN

The goal of the Connecticut College Community Partnerships (CP) AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is to advance K-12 Success for low-income students in New London, CT. The impact on Connecticut College Community Partnerships and the New London Public Schools will be expanded partnership relationships, structures and capacities to implement extended academic opportunities for middle school students. The VISTA member will work closely with Connecticut College Community Partnerships and Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) to develop a sustainable framework for the school’s after-school program. Additionally, the VISTA member will coordinate with area community partners to identify ways to strengthen the connection and increase the City’s capacity to offer robust after-school opportunities for New London students. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in New London County, CT.

In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: housing (on or off-campus), meal plan, fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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Fairfield University - FILLED

The VISTA’s primary responsibility will be to build the capacity of the Cesar Batalla-Fairfield University Partnership, also known as the Student Teachers Empowerment Partnership (STEP). STEP was established with the goal of developing a model partnership that brings the diverse resources of a university together with the diverse resources of a PreK-8 public school to accomplish mutually-beneficial goals. The Partnership Coordinator will support the partnership in improving academic and social-emotional outcomes for Batalla students by monitoring and supporting all partnership programming. In the third year, the VISTA will focus on capacity-building efforts around data collection and program assessment/evaluation, finalizing a strategic plan, and increasing community outreach.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $925.12 in Fairfield County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: rent support, meal plan, fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and professional development opportunities.

Foodshare - OPEN

The VISTA will assist the Foodshare SNAP Outreach Coordinator in training volunteer staff at college and other partner agency food pantries on SNAP guidelines, as well as support other VISTAs on how to train volunteers. The VISTA will also assist with capacity building of the Outreach program to reach more food insecure people through application assistance programming. Foodshare’s volunteer based model will provide the expertise to train volunteers at various pantries to perform duties related to informing and assisting clients about SNAP benefits. The Foodshare VISTA will assist in providing support and oversight to the trained pantry volunteers as well as Foodshare’s regular volunteer staff.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Bloomfield, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide other professional development opportunities.

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Hartford Consortium for Higher Education - OPEN

The VISTA position at the Greater Hartford Consortium for Higher Education is leveraged to build capacity for the continued expansion of the Junior Apprentice program (a high school apprentice opportunity for low-income students) and the “Summer Melt” program, a summer advising program for accepted low-income college students that aims to maintain interest and momentum over the summer so low-income students enroll in college and are supported to be successful. The VISTA member will focus on evaluation of the Junior Apprentice program, outreach, marketing and fund development. The VISTA will support the evaluation and data collection of the “Summer Melt” program and help create the systems to select and on-board the summer outreach team.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Hartford County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: public transportation pass, mileage, phone and parking reimbursement.

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Housatonic Community College - OPEN

At Housatonic Community College (HCC) in Bridgeport, CT, working with the Student Success Division, the VISTA member will establish a peer mentorship program for first-year students to be paired with second-year students, and for our second-year students to be paired with HCC alumni. One of HCC’s greatest concerns is its low graduation rate of 9%. Despite HCC’s establishment as a community college in the city of Bridgeport, which is known for its closeness and support among its residents, a survey conducted by current VISTA members to over 600 students, revealed a sense of community and support was lacking among our HCC students. The incoming VISTA will revisit the survey data and determine if further information needs to be gathered from students. This research will inform the foundation of the peer mentorship program the VISTA will establish. Through the establishment of the mentoring program, students will feel a sense of community that will allow them to engage in their community, and achieve degree completion, to in turn break the cycle of poverty.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $925.12 In Fairfield County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, and professional development opportunities.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College - OPEN

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) serves students from the greater Waterbury area which has the highest unemployment rate in New England and a poverty rate of 25.1%. The non-academic obstacles students face are compounded because while in school, they are unable to work multiple jobs or long hours to help support a household. Barriers like food insecurity contribute to the non-completion of our low-income students. To address equity in achievement, NVCC is committed to alleviating barriers unique to our student body. In 2017, a student food pantry was established to ensure students in need of food assistance have access to nutritious foods. The VISTA will help support low income students and expand services currently provided by the NVCC Student Food Pantry. The objective is to minimize the non-academic obstacles students face by providing them and their households’ access to food and ancillary services. As a result, the college anticipates increased retention rates as students will be able to remain in school, earn their degrees and become fully employed members of the community.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in New Haven County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: Public transportation pass, access to free or reduced courses, and conference attendance.

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Southern Connecticut State University - OPEN

The goal of the project is to develop capacity for Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) to serve the needs of low income students who are experiencing food insecurity and other resource challenges through the development of Otus’ Food Pantry and Opportunity Center as the foundation of a comprehensive basic needs program. Working with internal and external partners, the VISTA will conduct research on design, development and best practices of campus food pantries and work with a steering committee of faculty, staff and students at the college to launch the pantry.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $562.52 in New Haven County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide housing (on or off-campus).

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Tunxis Community College - OPEN

The VISTA project at Tunxis Community College will focus on post-secondary education support. The VISTA project seeks to develop a summer bridge program for local low-income high school students by conducting outreach to these students through the colleges EARS and CARES programs. The VISTA will research and identify best practices for connecting students to resources and wider social community at Tunxis, which will benefit at least 130 low-income students. The VISTA will perform activities such as mentoring, outreach, and research for the establishment of a summer bridge program. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Hartford County, CT.

In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, public transportation pass, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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YWCA of New Britain - OPEN

The YWCA has a mission to “eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.” As part of this mission, the YWCA has collaborated with Central Connecticut State University, the City of New Britain, and other community partners to open the East Street Community Center, a site for comprehensive health, education, and career programming specifically targeting some of New Britain’s lowest-income residents in and near New Britain’s East Side. The second year VISTA Project continues to build capacity for K-12 programming that leads to improved educational outcomes and graduation for 100 vulnerable youth served through the Center. In its second year, the VISTA will continue building the Center’s capacity to improve educational outcomes for local students. This will be achieved by 1) Identifying a school-community intervention model to be used by the YWCA 2) Developing a college preparation curriculum for students in grades 6-12 used at the Center and 3) Enhancing the tutoring and mentoring program piloted at the Center started in year one.

The VISTA will receive a biweekly living allowance of $509.88 in Hartford County, CT. Benefits other than those listed include a fitness center pass, and conference attendance throughout the service year.

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College of DuPage - 2 OPEN

College of DuPage – Food Security – OPEN

In cooperation with the Sustainability Team, the VISTA will expand the food pantry and community garden operation at College of DuPage to serve additional clients and volunteers; and to provide educational opportunities in the areas of sustainability and healthy eating. Establish relationships with community partners to strengthen the pantry and garden. Create marketing plans for the garden and pantry. Develop recruitment and training materials. Build on resources available to pantry and garden (i.e. fundraising).

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to the benefits otherwise noted, the host site will provide access to professional development opportunities. 

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College of DuPage – Career Services – OPEN

The VISTA will work with College of DuPage (COD) faculty and staff to develop a pilot job shadow program for low-income students to develop workforce skills. The pilot program will hopefully expand each year of the project, and this first VISTA will be instrumental in laying the foundation of the program, designing program policies and procedures, developing relationships with employers and community organizations that will serve as host sites for the students, and will conduct program assessment throughout the process. The VISTA will also help design a Career Closet for low-income students to access when they are in need of work attire.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to the benefits listed above, the host site will provide the following: a campus meal plan, a parking pass, and access to professional development opportunities. 

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Knox College - OPEN

The VISTA will assess the progress of the Kleine Center for Community Service, develop a transition plan for volunteer coordination, establish new community partnership with Regional Office of Education to better understand how Knox can leverage resources for K-12 success in the low-income community of Galesburg and support the Galesburg On Track (Heart & Soul) community revitalization initiative.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22. In addition to the benefits listed above, the host site will provide the following: Campus meal plan, campus center pass, and other professional development opportunities. 

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Lewis University Romeoville - OPEN

Lewis University will partner with the Fairmont School, a pre-k through 8th grade school in an unincorporated area in Will County,  Illinois, to develop an after school program with the support of a VISTA. The VISTA will coordinate meetings with the appropriate community organizations to assist the Fairmont-Lewis coalition in better understanding community assets and to identify ways that these resources can come together to respond to the after school programming needs of the community. Through the expansion of the coalition and by creating more permanent communication tools within the community and between the community and Lewis University, the VISTA will grow a working team of organizations and individuals that will offer high quality, consistent, and affordable after school programming for members of the Fairmont community so children can continue to learn and have fun in a safe environment.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to the benefits otherwise listed, the host site will provide on-campus housing, a meal plan, access to the university fitness center, and professional development opportunities.

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Loyola University - 3 OPEN

Loyola University Community Schools Initiative – OPEN

The VISTA will be instrumental in developing a sustainable community schools initiative between Loyola University and the McCutcheon elementary school in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. This VISTA will help lay the foundation of the partnership, research best practices, meet with stakeholders to develop educational programming, recruit Loyola students and staff to serve in a volunteer capacity, and conduct assessment throughout the project.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: public transportation pass.

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Loyola University CSI – OPEN

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Loyola University Schools 2020 – OPEN

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National Louis University - 2 OPEN

National Louis University – K-12 – OPEN

The VISTA will help establish a program for NLU students to serve in a volunteer tutor/mentoring capacity for low-income youth in after-school programs in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. The VISTA will work to develop relationships with community organizations that serve this population and will build a system for NLU students to become involved with K12 youth in those organizations.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: provide access to professional development opportunities. 

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National Louis University – Veterans – OPEN

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North Central College - OPEN

The Campus Compact VISTA at NCC will build capacity for programs that serve low-income students. The VISTA will research barriers that low-income students face and will work with NCC staff and faculty to develop ways for those students to engage in High-Impact Practices (HIPs) since research has shown that many low-income students are not able to do so due to financial hardships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: housing (on or off campus), access to the campus fitness center, access to professional development opportunities. 

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Northeastern Illinois University - OPEN

The Campus Compact VISTA at NEIU will build capacity for programs that serve low-income students. This includes the student food pantry, the campus power closet (a program that provides interview/work attire to students facing financial hardship), and other programs that help low-income students prepare for employment opportunities. The VISTA will design volunteer recruitment and training strategies, create systems for data collection and assessment, research student needs, and connect with community organizations and resources.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to benefits otherwise listed, the host site will provide access to professional development opportunities.

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Northwestern University - 2 OPEN

Northwestern University Community Initiative – OPEN

The VISTA will help design and execute college access programs for 5th through 8th grade Gale students in partnership with various Northwestern stakeholders. The VISTA will help create, support, implement and assess various youth development activities with Gale students to support their academic, social, and emotional development. The VISTA will build Neighbor2Neighbor program capacity and create a plan for future sustainability through volunteer mobilization and training.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: Housing (on or off campus), Campus meal plan, Public transportation pass, Conference attendance, and access to other professional development opportunities.

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Northwestern University – Post Secondary – OPEN

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Rockford University - OPEN

The VISTA project will seek to implement services and programming focused on students at our university who are at risk because of their economic status, and expects to benefit 350 low-income college students enrolled at Rockford University. The VISTA member will contribute to the capacity building goals of the project by performing activities such as developing programming and student support materials for our Minority Male Mentoring Program, developing a community support network specially for economically stressed students, revamping our student success workshops, and working with the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement on creating Civic Leadership and Career-Building Volunteer Experiences for our students over the course of one year.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: Housing (on or off-campus), a campus meal plan, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance and other professional development opportunities.

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Bunker Hill Community College - OPEN

Fifty-two percent of Bunker Hill Community Colleges’ students are low-income and many struggle to manage the expectations of classes with the everyday work needed to live and thrive. The goal of the 2019-2020 VISTA project is to build capacity in BHCC’s new campus resource “the DISH”, (Delivering Information Sustenance and Health) which strives to support BHCC students in accessing nutritious foods and understanding the role health plays in their academic success.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Suffolk County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, conference attendance, professional development opportunities, and library privileges.

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Campus Compact for Southern New England - 2 OPEN

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) in Worcester, MA is seeking a PK-12 Partnerships VISTA to help build the capacity of higher education institutions to create and/or strengthen PK-12 programs that support low-income PK-12 students (e.g. tutoring, mentoring, social & emotional support, curriculum development, etc.). The VISTA will be responsible for identifying and sharing existing programs, best practices, and resources with stakeholders throughout Southern New England. This includes developing and implementing trainings and convenings for stakeholders and creating resources, guides, and materials for use by PK-12 and colleges and universities. This VISTA will be one of two Education Partnership VISTA members serving at CCSNE to help improve education, college aspirations, access, retention, and success for low-income students by leveraging assets of institutions of higher education to benefit students spanning from preschool (P) through elementary and secondary (grades K-12) and college. Both VISTA members will contribute to communications, grant-writing, and fundraising to promote education equity and partnerships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA.

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Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) in Worcester, MA is seeking a Postsecondary Success VISTA to help build the capacity of colleges and universities to mobilize resources and partnerships that support low-income college student readiness, retention, and success/completion. This VISTA member will focus on enhancing efforts that support students’ basic needs (food, housing, etc.) and connect civic/community engagement initiatives and student support services to benefit low-income students. The VISTA will identify and share existing programs, best practices, and resources with stakeholders. Develop and implement trainings and convenings and create resources, guides, and materials for use by college access/readiness programs and student support staff at colleges and universities. This VISTA will be one of two Education Partnership VISTA members serving at CCSNE to help improve education, college aspirations, access, retention, and success for low-income students by leveraging assets of institutions of higher education to benefit students spanning from preschool (P) through elementary and secondary (grades K-12) and college. Both VISTA members will contribute to communications, grant-writing, and fundraising to promote education equity and partnerships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA.

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Greenfield Community College - OPEN

The CCSNE VISTA position will be housed on the Greenfield Community College (GCC) campus and report directly to the Associate Dean of Student Development. The VISTA will be charged with identifying and expanding support for students in recovery from substance abuse disorders who are enrolled at GCC. The VISTA will conduct outreach to prospective students in recovery, work with current partners (The Opioid Task Force and the Recovery Project) while exploring additional partnerships, and researching best practices for working with/supporting students in recovery and addressing barriers to retention (economic and housing stability, food insecurity, legal issues and family relationships). GCC was one of the first community colleges in the country to build a formal network of support for students in recovery. The VISTA position is being leveraged to deepen the program, expand outreach and increase participation in the program.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Franklin County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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Middlesex Community College - OPEN

The VISTA position at Middlesex Community College (MCC) is focused on designing intervention strategies to decrease the incidence of low-income students failing to enroll or retain their position in promising higher education programs after completing high school. The goal of this project is to design interventions to decrease the non-enrollment/attendance of low-income students at MCC after acknowledged acceptance to the college and develop collaborations within MCC and its community partnerships to sustain/improve strategies for future use.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.7 in Middlesex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and professional development opportunities.

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Mt. Wachusett Community College - FILLED

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is a 2-year community college in Gardner, MA. The VISTA will serve with the Students Serving Our Students (SOS) program through the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement in partnership with the Gardner Community Action Committee (CAC) and Catholic Charities (CC) to continue strengthening the capacity of the CAC, CC, and the SOS offices. In year three, the VISTA will ensure the long-term sustainability of the campus food pantry, as well as the SOS program, by supporting the recruitment and training of MWCC student mentors and cultivating community partnerships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, opportunities to attend conferences, and other professional development.

Northern Essex Community College - OPEN

Northern Essex Community College’s (NECC) mission is to educate and inspire students to succeed. NECC provides a welcoming environment focused on teaching and learning-strongly committed to unlocking the potential within each student and empowering our diverse community of learners to meet their individual goals. We are a community college dedicated to creating vibrant and innovative opportunities that encourage excellence and enhance the cultural and economic life of our region. The VISTA project aligns with the Healthy Futures focus area. The VISTA will seek to increase the food security of NECC students and the larger community through maintaining and establishing new food security programming to support student success, retention, and completion of students’ academic goals at NECC. This programming expects to benefit at least 500 community college students. The VISTA member’s duties will include managing and growing food insecurity programming; recruiting and training volunteers; assessing program effectiveness; and developing resources over the course of the next two to three years.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Essex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, conference attendance, professional development opportunities, use of campus shuttle, and library services.

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Quinsigamond Community College - OPEN

The Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Food Pantry and Resource Center is in its infancy. The Campus Compact VISTA will build capacity for volunteer management, donations, education programs, partnerships and systems designed to provide long term sustainability. The VISTA member will build capacity for campus and community wide partnerships to address issues of food insecurity for low-income QCC students and contribute to improved education retention and outcomes for these students.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: public transportation passes, fitness center passes, opportunities to attend conferences or other professional development.

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Regis College - OPEN

The VISTA project at Regis College is a K-12 success partnership with Bethany Hill Place in Framingham, MA. The VISTA is being leveraged to 1) expand and strengthen existing programing of educational success for Bethany Hill Place children, K-12; 2) develop college awareness and access opportunities for low-income, first-generation BHP students and their families; 3) research and develop additional programs, as well as volunteer support to enhance educational success outside the classroom. The partnership will benefit the nearly 50 families living at Bethany Hill Place, all of whom are low income, and living in subsidized or emergency housing on the premises, a majority of whom have experienced homelessness, many of whom are dealing with recovery from substance abuse, while managing mental illness and various disabilities. The VISTA will recruit and train volunteers from the Regis community for the Bethany Hill Place Home-work Club, Summer Camp as well as to working to develop leadership from within the BHP community to assess and address needs of the community.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Middlesex County. MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, fitness center pass, and professional development opportunities.

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Smith College - FILLED

Smith College is a four-year, private women’s liberal arts college hosting a VISTA in the Jandon Center for Community Engagement. The project focuses on building STEM outreach at Lt. Elmer J. McMahon Elementary School, a school with significant minority and high needs populations. The Second-Year VISTA will recruit and support student volunteers to increase offerings, deepen the relationship between Smith College and McMahon, address identified needs in the program, and develop a plan to expand offerings to middle school students.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Hampshire County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal Plan, opportunities to attend conferences or other professional development.

Springfield College - OPEN

The VISTA will build and support a sustainable math and reading intervention program for youth in grades 3-5 at DeBerry Elementary School in Springfield, MA. The overall goal of the position is to work collaboratively with the Springfield College Education Department and teachers at DeBerry Elementary School to utilize college education majors participating in a required pre-practicum experience in their junior year as intervention specialists in reading and math. The VISTA will develop the capacity of both the elementary school and the college to create alignment between academic requirements of education majors and the pressing needs of the school. The first step in this process is to train a limited number of pre-practicum students to deliver interventions for youth in the core subject areas of math and reading to increase their academic performance, increase their engagement in academics and decrease the number of disciplinary issues.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: housing (on or off-campus), meal plan, fitness center pass, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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UMass Boston - FILLED

The Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services (U-Access) VISTA project’s ultimate goal is to help find sustainable resources for low-income students at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). In order for students to succeed, it’s essential they have access to a healthy living environment, or at least to be aware of how to attain the services needed to help them out of their current situations. As a public urban-serving institution with a large first-generation college student population, UMB students face many challenges including but not limited to hunger, homelessness, transition from foster care, awareness on how to access university, government and community services, domestic violence, immigration issues and childcare. Bringing community representatives and resources on campus will help students learn of the resources in and around their communities and how to access them on their own. The VISTA will bring new and already existing services in and outside the University within students’ reach, as well as recruit and train volunteers, interns and student workers to sustain services after the Campus Compact VISTA contract ends.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Suffolk County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: public transportation pass.

UMass Dartmouth - OPEN

The UMASS Dartmouth VISTA will be housed in the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, which helps students engage in service activities at local community-based organizations and schools through volunteering, tutoring/mentoring, or service-learning projects. The goal of the UMASS Dartmouth VISTA project is to continue building the capacity of UMass Dartmouth’s Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) project, a program focused on providing additional educational, social and emotional support needed to increase education outcomes within the low-income communities of Fall River and New Bedford. The VISTA member will increase VIPS capacity by developing a sustainable structure of volunteer recruitment and management to meet the needs of in-school and after school tutoring programs.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $613.48 in Bristol County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide a fitness center pass.

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UMass Lowell - OPEN

The River Hawk Scholars Academy (RHSA) is a growing student success program for full-time, first-year, UMass Lowell students who identify as first-generation college students or who went through Gear Up, Bottom Line, OneGoal, or another TRIO-based program in the Massachusetts public school systems. The program promotes student success and fosters engagement in the campus and local community by providing holistic support, academic resources and meaningful activities to RHSA students as they transition from high school to a diverse college campus and as they learn what it means to be a college student. The program is designed to facilitate RHSA students’ intellectual and personal growth through the empowerment of self-advocacy and the ability to identify the many opportunities UMass Lowell has to offer. The program, now in its second year, is experiencing tremendous growth and anticipates further growth into its third year in 2019-20. The VISTA will build capacity and infrastructure for the program that supports sustainability.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Middlesex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide a fitness center pass and conference attendance opportunities.

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Wellesley College - OPEN

The goal of this project is to support strategic growth and capacity building for the Wellesley College (Wellesley) and Framingham Public Schools (FPS) Out of School Time program. Project includes, STEM education programs that bridge elementary and middle school students, forging a pathway for Wellesley students interested in working in FPS, and the expansion of partnership of the Andover Breadloaf writing program to Framingham.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Middlesex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide access to professional development opportunities and conference attendance.

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Wheaton College - 2 OPEN

Wheaton College – First Gen – OPEN

The VISTA will build Wheaton’s capacity to increase academic success, persistence, and retention in some of their most underserved populations: low-income and first-generation college students.The VISTA project will build on the progress made in the area of capacity to create formally structured support systems for first-generation, low-income, college students at Wheaton College. The VISTA at Wheaton will continue to build its capacity to serve this population. In Year 3, the VISTA’s primary focus will be on the rollout of a new Living Learning Community, a peer mentorship program and a web presence on Wheaton’s website highlighting services and stories of this population.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $613.48 in Bristol County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide housing and a campus meal plan.

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Wheaton College – YMCA – OPEN

Wheaton College’s goal is to improve the efficacy and sustainability of the Reach & Rise, Women on the Rise, and the Student Leadership Collaborative programs at the Attleboro YMCA to maximize K-12 success for vulnerable youth in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The VISTA’s work will focus on four main areas: 1) strengthening campus and community engagement, 2) refining the curriculum and assessment tools of the three target programs, 3) creating opportunities for year-round engagement, and 4) identifying funding opportunities to ensure the programs’ continuity. 

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $613.48 in Bristol County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide housing and a campus meal plan.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 1 OPEN

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – K-12 Success – OPEN

The VISTA will help build the infrastructure and capacity at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to sustainably and effectively support PreK-12 students, educators, and families in the Worcester, MA community (i.e., a high poverty area) and greater Central MA region with equitable access to high-quality, integrated, and inclusive STEM education opportunities through a STEM Ecosystem.

The VISTA will receive a biweekly living allowance of $542.22 in Worcester County, MA. Additional benefits to those listed include partial or full rent support and access to a meal plan.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute – STEM Outreach – FILLED

The VISTA’s projects seek to build the infrastructure and capacity at WPI to sustainably and effectively support K-12 students, educators, and families in the Worcester, MA community (a high poverty area) with equitable access to high-quality, integrated, and inclusive STEM education opportunities. The year two VISTA will continue work that connects WPI, the Worcester Public Schools (WPS), out-of-school programs, community members connected to STEM, and students/families to more equitable access to high quality STEM education opportunities. This will happen by building on work that piloted professional learning communities for new teachers and their mentors in Worcester. Additionally, the VISTA will begin a new project that build off partnerships formed in Year 1 of the VISTA project. The VISTA will work to research and develop models to sustainably train informal educators about high-quality STEM for youth. They can expect to benefit at least 215 low-income students and also impact in-school and out-of-school educators.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: partial or full rent support, meal plan, fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, other professional development opportunities.

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University of Nebraska Omaha - OPEN

The VISTA project will increase engagement of high poverty P-12 schools and University of Nebraska (UNO) departments using service-learning pedagogy to address poverty in Omaha, increase awareness of needs identified by individuals and groups currently experiencing poverty as previously collected from community, and establish collaborative relationships with neighborhood organizations, governmental organizations, small businesses and/or nonprofit organizations in proximity to high poverty schools. Through the VISTA’s project, we expect to benefit 500 students and community members living and receiving education in high poverty areas.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Douglas County, NE. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide a public transportation pass and conference attendance.

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Bryant University - OPEN

At Bryant University, the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement’s mission includes the creation of a college experience that links on-campus collaborative learning environments with off-campus community engagement, and active citizenship. The VISTA position at Bryant College is focused on building capacity for education and economic success programs and partnerships. The VISTA will build systems and processes to connect existing leadership and community partnership programs more directly with Bryant’s long-term vision of community engagement and focus on meeting the un-met poverty related needs in the surrounding community. The Bryant VISTA project expects to build capacity for 6 community organizations while developing systems that recruit and manage approximately 120 volunteers.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Providence County, RI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, professional development opportunities, as well as possible conference and food stipends.

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Providence College - FILLED

The VISTA will work with the Feinstein Institute to deepen internal and external partnerships, while also broadening its network of partnerships in the Providence-area, to create a formalized and integrated network of stakeholders doing K-12 success and post HS education support work in the Providence-area and on Providence College’s campus. The VISTA project enables Providence College to increase their capacity to expand their support for local urban core K-12 success network and partnerships. Providence College will be able to expand resources and programming to better meet the needs of low-income students by participating in state wide efforts to prepare students for post-secondary success. As a result, the VISTA will strengthen relationships between Providence College and community partners that leverages resources, skills, and knowledge on both sides to contribute to postsecondary success.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Providence County, RI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, public transportation pass, access to free or reduced courses, and conference attendance.

Roger Williams University - FILLED

Roger Williams University (RWU) is a four-year, private, liberal arts institution. RWU is hosting a VISTA on its Bristol, RI campus to support their Strive, Overcome, Achieve, Rise (SOAR) program and their Rogers High School College Access program which focuses on college access and success for under-resourced, first-generation and high need students at RWU through mentorship and programming.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Bristol County, RI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: housing, meal plan, fitness center pass, opportunities to attend conferences or other professional development. 

James Madison University - OPEN

The goal of this VISTA project is to enhance overall community capacity to address food insecurity by strengthening an inter-organizational collaborative network, enhancing existing programs’ integrity and reach, and building infrastructure to pilot food programs in regional public schools in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Rockingham County, VA. In addition to the benefits listed, JMU will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, conference attendance and professional development opportunities.

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University of Wisconsin Green Bay - OPEN

This VISTA position aims to fight-poverty in the Brown county region by developing and expanding support for college students, particularly low income and first-generation college students with care responsibilities and heavy employment burdens through a second-year and transfer program. The VISTA will pilot a program for second-year and transfer students and assist with creation of a Civic Engagement Center with an explicit focus on equity. Building on an existing UWGB program, GPS, which focuses on first-year students, this VISTA position will help to create a sustainable program for second-year and transfer students rooted in civic engagement and community-based learning. This program will meld cohort building and culturally relevant pedagogy with access to mentors and service-opportunities in Brown County.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Brown County, WI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide partial or full rent support, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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Connecticut
Connecticut College - OPEN

The goal of the Connecticut College Community Partnerships (CP) AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is to advance K-12 Success for low-income students in New London, CT. The impact on Connecticut College Community Partnerships and the New London Public Schools will be expanded partnership relationships, structures and capacities to implement extended academic opportunities for middle school students. The VISTA member will work closely with Connecticut College Community Partnerships and Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School (BDJMS) to develop a sustainable framework for the school’s after-school program. Additionally, the VISTA member will coordinate with area community partners to identify ways to strengthen the connection and increase the City’s capacity to offer robust after-school opportunities for New London students. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in New London County, CT.

In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: housing (on or off-campus), meal plan, fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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Fairfield University - FILLED

The VISTA’s primary responsibility will be to build the capacity of the Cesar Batalla-Fairfield University Partnership, also known as the Student Teachers Empowerment Partnership (STEP). STEP was established with the goal of developing a model partnership that brings the diverse resources of a university together with the diverse resources of a PreK-8 public school to accomplish mutually-beneficial goals. The Partnership Coordinator will support the partnership in improving academic and social-emotional outcomes for Batalla students by monitoring and supporting all partnership programming. In the third year, the VISTA will focus on capacity-building efforts around data collection and program assessment/evaluation, finalizing a strategic plan, and increasing community outreach.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $925.12 in Fairfield County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: rent support, meal plan, fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and professional development opportunities.

Foodshare - OPEN

The VISTA will assist the Foodshare SNAP Outreach Coordinator in training volunteer staff at college and other partner agency food pantries on SNAP guidelines, as well as support other VISTAs on how to train volunteers. The VISTA will also assist with capacity building of the Outreach program to reach more food insecure people through application assistance programming. Foodshare’s volunteer based model will provide the expertise to train volunteers at various pantries to perform duties related to informing and assisting clients about SNAP benefits. The Foodshare VISTA will assist in providing support and oversight to the trained pantry volunteers as well as Foodshare’s regular volunteer staff.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Bloomfield, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide other professional development opportunities.

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Hartford Consortium for Higher Education - OPEN

The VISTA position at the Greater Hartford Consortium for Higher Education is leveraged to build capacity for the continued expansion of the Junior Apprentice program (a high school apprentice opportunity for low-income students) and the “Summer Melt” program, a summer advising program for accepted low-income college students that aims to maintain interest and momentum over the summer so low-income students enroll in college and are supported to be successful. The VISTA member will focus on evaluation of the Junior Apprentice program, outreach, marketing and fund development. The VISTA will support the evaluation and data collection of the “Summer Melt” program and help create the systems to select and on-board the summer outreach team.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Hartford County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: public transportation pass, mileage, phone and parking reimbursement.

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Housatonic Community College - OPEN

At Housatonic Community College (HCC) in Bridgeport, CT, working with the Student Success Division, the VISTA member will establish a peer mentorship program for first-year students to be paired with second-year students, and for our second-year students to be paired with HCC alumni. One of HCC’s greatest concerns is its low graduation rate of 9%. Despite HCC’s establishment as a community college in the city of Bridgeport, which is known for its closeness and support among its residents, a survey conducted by current VISTA members to over 600 students, revealed a sense of community and support was lacking among our HCC students. The incoming VISTA will revisit the survey data and determine if further information needs to be gathered from students. This research will inform the foundation of the peer mentorship program the VISTA will establish. Through the establishment of the mentoring program, students will feel a sense of community that will allow them to engage in their community, and achieve degree completion, to in turn break the cycle of poverty.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $925.12 In Fairfield County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, and professional development opportunities.

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Naugatuck Valley Community College - OPEN

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) serves students from the greater Waterbury area which has the highest unemployment rate in New England and a poverty rate of 25.1%. The non-academic obstacles students face are compounded because while in school, they are unable to work multiple jobs or long hours to help support a household. Barriers like food insecurity contribute to the non-completion of our low-income students. To address equity in achievement, NVCC is committed to alleviating barriers unique to our student body. In 2017, a student food pantry was established to ensure students in need of food assistance have access to nutritious foods. The VISTA will help support low income students and expand services currently provided by the NVCC Student Food Pantry. The objective is to minimize the non-academic obstacles students face by providing them and their households’ access to food and ancillary services. As a result, the college anticipates increased retention rates as students will be able to remain in school, earn their degrees and become fully employed members of the community.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in New Haven County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: Public transportation pass, access to free or reduced courses, and conference attendance.

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Southern Connecticut State University - OPEN

The goal of the project is to develop capacity for Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) to serve the needs of low income students who are experiencing food insecurity and other resource challenges through the development of Otus’ Food Pantry and Opportunity Center as the foundation of a comprehensive basic needs program. Working with internal and external partners, the VISTA will conduct research on design, development and best practices of campus food pantries and work with a steering committee of faculty, staff and students at the college to launch the pantry.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $562.52 in New Haven County, CT. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide housing (on or off-campus).

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Tunxis Community College - OPEN

The VISTA project at Tunxis Community College will focus on post-secondary education support. The VISTA project seeks to develop a summer bridge program for local low-income high school students by conducting outreach to these students through the colleges EARS and CARES programs. The VISTA will research and identify best practices for connecting students to resources and wider social community at Tunxis, which will benefit at least 130 low-income students. The VISTA will perform activities such as mentoring, outreach, and research for the establishment of a summer bridge program. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Hartford County, CT.

In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, public transportation pass, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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YWCA of New Britain - OPEN

The YWCA has a mission to “eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.” As part of this mission, the YWCA has collaborated with Central Connecticut State University, the City of New Britain, and other community partners to open the East Street Community Center, a site for comprehensive health, education, and career programming specifically targeting some of New Britain’s lowest-income residents in and near New Britain’s East Side. The second year VISTA Project continues to build capacity for K-12 programming that leads to improved educational outcomes and graduation for 100 vulnerable youth served through the Center. In its second year, the VISTA will continue building the Center’s capacity to improve educational outcomes for local students. This will be achieved by 1) Identifying a school-community intervention model to be used by the YWCA 2) Developing a college preparation curriculum for students in grades 6-12 used at the Center and 3) Enhancing the tutoring and mentoring program piloted at the Center started in year one.

The VISTA will receive a biweekly living allowance of $509.88 in Hartford County, CT. Benefits other than those listed include a fitness center pass, and conference attendance throughout the service year.

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Illinois
College of DuPage - 2 OPEN

College of DuPage – Food Security – OPEN

In cooperation with the Sustainability Team, the VISTA will expand the food pantry and community garden operation at College of DuPage to serve additional clients and volunteers; and to provide educational opportunities in the areas of sustainability and healthy eating. Establish relationships with community partners to strengthen the pantry and garden. Create marketing plans for the garden and pantry. Develop recruitment and training materials. Build on resources available to pantry and garden (i.e. fundraising).

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to the benefits otherwise noted, the host site will provide access to professional development opportunities. 

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College of DuPage – Career Services – OPEN

The VISTA will work with College of DuPage (COD) faculty and staff to develop a pilot job shadow program for low-income students to develop workforce skills. The pilot program will hopefully expand each year of the project, and this first VISTA will be instrumental in laying the foundation of the program, designing program policies and procedures, developing relationships with employers and community organizations that will serve as host sites for the students, and will conduct program assessment throughout the process. The VISTA will also help design a Career Closet for low-income students to access when they are in need of work attire.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to the benefits listed above, the host site will provide the following: a campus meal plan, a parking pass, and access to professional development opportunities. 

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Knox College - OPEN

The VISTA will assess the progress of the Kleine Center for Community Service, develop a transition plan for volunteer coordination, establish new community partnership with Regional Office of Education to better understand how Knox can leverage resources for K-12 success in the low-income community of Galesburg and support the Galesburg On Track (Heart & Soul) community revitalization initiative.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22. In addition to the benefits listed above, the host site will provide the following: Campus meal plan, campus center pass, and other professional development opportunities. 

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Lewis University Romeoville - OPEN

Lewis University will partner with the Fairmont School, a pre-k through 8th grade school in an unincorporated area in Will County,  Illinois, to develop an after school program with the support of a VISTA. The VISTA will coordinate meetings with the appropriate community organizations to assist the Fairmont-Lewis coalition in better understanding community assets and to identify ways that these resources can come together to respond to the after school programming needs of the community. Through the expansion of the coalition and by creating more permanent communication tools within the community and between the community and Lewis University, the VISTA will grow a working team of organizations and individuals that will offer high quality, consistent, and affordable after school programming for members of the Fairmont community so children can continue to learn and have fun in a safe environment.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to the benefits otherwise listed, the host site will provide on-campus housing, a meal plan, access to the university fitness center, and professional development opportunities.

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Loyola University - 3 OPEN

Loyola University Community Schools Initiative – OPEN

The VISTA will be instrumental in developing a sustainable community schools initiative between Loyola University and the McCutcheon elementary school in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. This VISTA will help lay the foundation of the partnership, research best practices, meet with stakeholders to develop educational programming, recruit Loyola students and staff to serve in a volunteer capacity, and conduct assessment throughout the project.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: public transportation pass.

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Loyola University CSI – OPEN

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Loyola University Schools 2020 – OPEN

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National Louis University - 2 OPEN

National Louis University – K-12 – OPEN

The VISTA will help establish a program for NLU students to serve in a volunteer tutor/mentoring capacity for low-income youth in after-school programs in underserved Chicago neighborhoods. The VISTA will work to develop relationships with community organizations that serve this population and will build a system for NLU students to become involved with K12 youth in those organizations.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: provide access to professional development opportunities. 

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National Louis University – Veterans – OPEN

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North Central College - OPEN

The Campus Compact VISTA at NCC will build capacity for programs that serve low-income students. The VISTA will research barriers that low-income students face and will work with NCC staff and faculty to develop ways for those students to engage in High-Impact Practices (HIPs) since research has shown that many low-income students are not able to do so due to financial hardships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: housing (on or off campus), access to the campus fitness center, access to professional development opportunities. 

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Northeastern Illinois University - OPEN

The Campus Compact VISTA at NEIU will build capacity for programs that serve low-income students. This includes the student food pantry, the campus power closet (a program that provides interview/work attire to students facing financial hardship), and other programs that help low-income students prepare for employment opportunities. The VISTA will design volunteer recruitment and training strategies, create systems for data collection and assessment, research student needs, and connect with community organizations and resources.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. In addition to benefits otherwise listed, the host site will provide access to professional development opportunities.

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Northwestern University - 2 OPEN

Northwestern University Community Initiative – OPEN

The VISTA will help design and execute college access programs for 5th through 8th grade Gale students in partnership with various Northwestern stakeholders. The VISTA will help create, support, implement and assess various youth development activities with Gale students to support their academic, social, and emotional development. The VISTA will build Neighbor2Neighbor program capacity and create a plan for future sustainability through volunteer mobilization and training.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: Housing (on or off campus), Campus meal plan, Public transportation pass, Conference attendance, and access to other professional development opportunities.

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Northwestern University – Post Secondary – OPEN

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Rockford University - OPEN

The VISTA project will seek to implement services and programming focused on students at our university who are at risk because of their economic status, and expects to benefit 350 low-income college students enrolled at Rockford University. The VISTA member will contribute to the capacity building goals of the project by performing activities such as developing programming and student support materials for our Minority Male Mentoring Program, developing a community support network specially for economically stressed students, revamping our student success workshops, and working with the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement on creating Civic Leadership and Career-Building Volunteer Experiences for our students over the course of one year.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22. Additional benefits from the host site include: Housing (on or off-campus), a campus meal plan, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance and other professional development opportunities.

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Massachusetts
Bunker Hill Community College - OPEN

Fifty-two percent of Bunker Hill Community Colleges’ students are low-income and many struggle to manage the expectations of classes with the everyday work needed to live and thrive. The goal of the 2019-2020 VISTA project is to build capacity in BHCC’s new campus resource “the DISH”, (Delivering Information Sustenance and Health) which strives to support BHCC students in accessing nutritious foods and understanding the role health plays in their academic success.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Suffolk County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, conference attendance, professional development opportunities, and library privileges.

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Campus Compact for Southern New England - 2 OPEN

Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) in Worcester, MA is seeking a PK-12 Partnerships VISTA to help build the capacity of higher education institutions to create and/or strengthen PK-12 programs that support low-income PK-12 students (e.g. tutoring, mentoring, social & emotional support, curriculum development, etc.). The VISTA will be responsible for identifying and sharing existing programs, best practices, and resources with stakeholders throughout Southern New England. This includes developing and implementing trainings and convenings for stakeholders and creating resources, guides, and materials for use by PK-12 and colleges and universities. This VISTA will be one of two Education Partnership VISTA members serving at CCSNE to help improve education, college aspirations, access, retention, and success for low-income students by leveraging assets of institutions of higher education to benefit students spanning from preschool (P) through elementary and secondary (grades K-12) and college. Both VISTA members will contribute to communications, grant-writing, and fundraising to promote education equity and partnerships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA.

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Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) in Worcester, MA is seeking a Postsecondary Success VISTA to help build the capacity of colleges and universities to mobilize resources and partnerships that support low-income college student readiness, retention, and success/completion. This VISTA member will focus on enhancing efforts that support students’ basic needs (food, housing, etc.) and connect civic/community engagement initiatives and student support services to benefit low-income students. The VISTA will identify and share existing programs, best practices, and resources with stakeholders. Develop and implement trainings and convenings and create resources, guides, and materials for use by college access/readiness programs and student support staff at colleges and universities. This VISTA will be one of two Education Partnership VISTA members serving at CCSNE to help improve education, college aspirations, access, retention, and success for low-income students by leveraging assets of institutions of higher education to benefit students spanning from preschool (P) through elementary and secondary (grades K-12) and college. Both VISTA members will contribute to communications, grant-writing, and fundraising to promote education equity and partnerships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA.

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Greenfield Community College - OPEN

The CCSNE VISTA position will be housed on the Greenfield Community College (GCC) campus and report directly to the Associate Dean of Student Development. The VISTA will be charged with identifying and expanding support for students in recovery from substance abuse disorders who are enrolled at GCC. The VISTA will conduct outreach to prospective students in recovery, work with current partners (The Opioid Task Force and the Recovery Project) while exploring additional partnerships, and researching best practices for working with/supporting students in recovery and addressing barriers to retention (economic and housing stability, food insecurity, legal issues and family relationships). GCC was one of the first community colleges in the country to build a formal network of support for students in recovery. The VISTA position is being leveraged to deepen the program, expand outreach and increase participation in the program.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Franklin County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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Middlesex Community College - OPEN

The VISTA position at Middlesex Community College (MCC) is focused on designing intervention strategies to decrease the incidence of low-income students failing to enroll or retain their position in promising higher education programs after completing high school. The goal of this project is to design interventions to decrease the non-enrollment/attendance of low-income students at MCC after acknowledged acceptance to the college and develop collaborations within MCC and its community partnerships to sustain/improve strategies for future use.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.7 in Middlesex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, and professional development opportunities.

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Mt. Wachusett Community College - FILLED

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is a 2-year community college in Gardner, MA. The VISTA will serve with the Students Serving Our Students (SOS) program through the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement in partnership with the Gardner Community Action Committee (CAC) and Catholic Charities (CC) to continue strengthening the capacity of the CAC, CC, and the SOS offices. In year three, the VISTA will ensure the long-term sustainability of the campus food pantry, as well as the SOS program, by supporting the recruitment and training of MWCC student mentors and cultivating community partnerships.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, opportunities to attend conferences, and other professional development.

Northern Essex Community College - OPEN

Northern Essex Community College’s (NECC) mission is to educate and inspire students to succeed. NECC provides a welcoming environment focused on teaching and learning-strongly committed to unlocking the potential within each student and empowering our diverse community of learners to meet their individual goals. We are a community college dedicated to creating vibrant and innovative opportunities that encourage excellence and enhance the cultural and economic life of our region. The VISTA project aligns with the Healthy Futures focus area. The VISTA will seek to increase the food security of NECC students and the larger community through maintaining and establishing new food security programming to support student success, retention, and completion of students’ academic goals at NECC. This programming expects to benefit at least 500 community college students. The VISTA member’s duties will include managing and growing food insecurity programming; recruiting and training volunteers; assessing program effectiveness; and developing resources over the course of the next two to three years.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Essex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, conference attendance, professional development opportunities, use of campus shuttle, and library services.

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Quinsigamond Community College - OPEN

The Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Food Pantry and Resource Center is in its infancy. The Campus Compact VISTA will build capacity for volunteer management, donations, education programs, partnerships and systems designed to provide long term sustainability. The VISTA member will build capacity for campus and community wide partnerships to address issues of food insecurity for low-income QCC students and contribute to improved education retention and outcomes for these students.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: public transportation passes, fitness center passes, opportunities to attend conferences or other professional development.

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Regis College - OPEN

The VISTA project at Regis College is a K-12 success partnership with Bethany Hill Place in Framingham, MA. The VISTA is being leveraged to 1) expand and strengthen existing programing of educational success for Bethany Hill Place children, K-12; 2) develop college awareness and access opportunities for low-income, first-generation BHP students and their families; 3) research and develop additional programs, as well as volunteer support to enhance educational success outside the classroom. The partnership will benefit the nearly 50 families living at Bethany Hill Place, all of whom are low income, and living in subsidized or emergency housing on the premises, a majority of whom have experienced homelessness, many of whom are dealing with recovery from substance abuse, while managing mental illness and various disabilities. The VISTA will recruit and train volunteers from the Regis community for the Bethany Hill Place Home-work Club, Summer Camp as well as to working to develop leadership from within the BHP community to assess and address needs of the community.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Middlesex County. MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, fitness center pass, and professional development opportunities.

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Smith College - FILLED

Smith College is a four-year, private women’s liberal arts college hosting a VISTA in the Jandon Center for Community Engagement. The project focuses on building STEM outreach at Lt. Elmer J. McMahon Elementary School, a school with significant minority and high needs populations. The Second-Year VISTA will recruit and support student volunteers to increase offerings, deepen the relationship between Smith College and McMahon, address identified needs in the program, and develop a plan to expand offerings to middle school students.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $509.88 in Hampshire County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal Plan, opportunities to attend conferences or other professional development.

Springfield College - OPEN

The VISTA will build and support a sustainable math and reading intervention program for youth in grades 3-5 at DeBerry Elementary School in Springfield, MA. The overall goal of the position is to work collaboratively with the Springfield College Education Department and teachers at DeBerry Elementary School to utilize college education majors participating in a required pre-practicum experience in their junior year as intervention specialists in reading and math. The VISTA will develop the capacity of both the elementary school and the college to create alignment between academic requirements of education majors and the pressing needs of the school. The first step in this process is to train a limited number of pre-practicum students to deliver interventions for youth in the core subject areas of math and reading to increase their academic performance, increase their engagement in academics and decrease the number of disciplinary issues.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: housing (on or off-campus), meal plan, fitness center pass, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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UMass Boston - FILLED

The Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services (U-Access) VISTA project’s ultimate goal is to help find sustainable resources for low-income students at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). In order for students to succeed, it’s essential they have access to a healthy living environment, or at least to be aware of how to attain the services needed to help them out of their current situations. As a public urban-serving institution with a large first-generation college student population, UMB students face many challenges including but not limited to hunger, homelessness, transition from foster care, awareness on how to access university, government and community services, domestic violence, immigration issues and childcare. Bringing community representatives and resources on campus will help students learn of the resources in and around their communities and how to access them on their own. The VISTA will bring new and already existing services in and outside the University within students’ reach, as well as recruit and train volunteers, interns and student workers to sustain services after the Campus Compact VISTA contract ends.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Suffolk County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: public transportation pass.

UMass Dartmouth - OPEN

The UMASS Dartmouth VISTA will be housed in the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, which helps students engage in service activities at local community-based organizations and schools through volunteering, tutoring/mentoring, or service-learning projects. The goal of the UMASS Dartmouth VISTA project is to continue building the capacity of UMass Dartmouth’s Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) project, a program focused on providing additional educational, social and emotional support needed to increase education outcomes within the low-income communities of Fall River and New Bedford. The VISTA member will increase VIPS capacity by developing a sustainable structure of volunteer recruitment and management to meet the needs of in-school and after school tutoring programs.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $613.48 in Bristol County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide a fitness center pass.

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UMass Lowell - OPEN

The River Hawk Scholars Academy (RHSA) is a growing student success program for full-time, first-year, UMass Lowell students who identify as first-generation college students or who went through Gear Up, Bottom Line, OneGoal, or another TRIO-based program in the Massachusetts public school systems. The program promotes student success and fosters engagement in the campus and local community by providing holistic support, academic resources and meaningful activities to RHSA students as they transition from high school to a diverse college campus and as they learn what it means to be a college student. The program is designed to facilitate RHSA students’ intellectual and personal growth through the empowerment of self-advocacy and the ability to identify the many opportunities UMass Lowell has to offer. The program, now in its second year, is experiencing tremendous growth and anticipates further growth into its third year in 2019-20. The VISTA will build capacity and infrastructure for the program that supports sustainability.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Middlesex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide a fitness center pass and conference attendance opportunities.

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Wellesley College - OPEN

The goal of this project is to support strategic growth and capacity building for the Wellesley College (Wellesley) and Framingham Public Schools (FPS) Out of School Time program. Project includes, STEM education programs that bridge elementary and middle school students, forging a pathway for Wellesley students interested in working in FPS, and the expansion of partnership of the Andover Breadloaf writing program to Framingham.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $791.70 in Middlesex County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide access to professional development opportunities and conference attendance.

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Wheaton College - 2 OPEN

Wheaton College – First Gen – OPEN

The VISTA will build Wheaton’s capacity to increase academic success, persistence, and retention in some of their most underserved populations: low-income and first-generation college students.The VISTA project will build on the progress made in the area of capacity to create formally structured support systems for first-generation, low-income, college students at Wheaton College. The VISTA at Wheaton will continue to build its capacity to serve this population. In Year 3, the VISTA’s primary focus will be on the rollout of a new Living Learning Community, a peer mentorship program and a web presence on Wheaton’s website highlighting services and stories of this population.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $613.48 in Bristol County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide housing and a campus meal plan.

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Wheaton College – YMCA – OPEN

Wheaton College’s goal is to improve the efficacy and sustainability of the Reach & Rise, Women on the Rise, and the Student Leadership Collaborative programs at the Attleboro YMCA to maximize K-12 success for vulnerable youth in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The VISTA’s work will focus on four main areas: 1) strengthening campus and community engagement, 2) refining the curriculum and assessment tools of the three target programs, 3) creating opportunities for year-round engagement, and 4) identifying funding opportunities to ensure the programs’ continuity. 

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $613.48 in Bristol County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide housing and a campus meal plan.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute - 1 OPEN

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – K-12 Success – OPEN

The VISTA will help build the infrastructure and capacity at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to sustainably and effectively support PreK-12 students, educators, and families in the Worcester, MA community (i.e., a high poverty area) and greater Central MA region with equitable access to high-quality, integrated, and inclusive STEM education opportunities through a STEM Ecosystem.

The VISTA will receive a biweekly living allowance of $542.22 in Worcester County, MA. Additional benefits to those listed include partial or full rent support and access to a meal plan.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute – STEM Outreach – FILLED

The VISTA’s projects seek to build the infrastructure and capacity at WPI to sustainably and effectively support K-12 students, educators, and families in the Worcester, MA community (a high poverty area) with equitable access to high-quality, integrated, and inclusive STEM education opportunities. The year two VISTA will continue work that connects WPI, the Worcester Public Schools (WPS), out-of-school programs, community members connected to STEM, and students/families to more equitable access to high quality STEM education opportunities. This will happen by building on work that piloted professional learning communities for new teachers and their mentors in Worcester. Additionally, the VISTA will begin a new project that build off partnerships formed in Year 1 of the VISTA project. The VISTA will work to research and develop models to sustainably train informal educators about high-quality STEM for youth. They can expect to benefit at least 215 low-income students and also impact in-school and out-of-school educators.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $542.22 in Worcester County, MA. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: partial or full rent support, meal plan, fitness center pass, access to free or reduced courses, conference attendance, other professional development opportunities.

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Nebraska
University of Nebraska Omaha - OPEN

The VISTA project will increase engagement of high poverty P-12 schools and University of Nebraska (UNO) departments using service-learning pedagogy to address poverty in Omaha, increase awareness of needs identified by individuals and groups currently experiencing poverty as previously collected from community, and establish collaborative relationships with neighborhood organizations, governmental organizations, small businesses and/or nonprofit organizations in proximity to high poverty schools. Through the VISTA’s project, we expect to benefit 500 students and community members living and receiving education in high poverty areas.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Douglas County, NE. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide a public transportation pass and conference attendance.

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Rhode Island
Bryant University - OPEN

At Bryant University, the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement’s mission includes the creation of a college experience that links on-campus collaborative learning environments with off-campus community engagement, and active citizenship. The VISTA position at Bryant College is focused on building capacity for education and economic success programs and partnerships. The VISTA will build systems and processes to connect existing leadership and community partnership programs more directly with Bryant’s long-term vision of community engagement and focus on meeting the un-met poverty related needs in the surrounding community. The Bryant VISTA project expects to build capacity for 6 community organizations while developing systems that recruit and manage approximately 120 volunteers.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Providence County, RI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, professional development opportunities, as well as possible conference and food stipends.

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Providence College - FILLED

The VISTA will work with the Feinstein Institute to deepen internal and external partnerships, while also broadening its network of partnerships in the Providence-area, to create a formalized and integrated network of stakeholders doing K-12 success and post HS education support work in the Providence-area and on Providence College’s campus. The VISTA project enables Providence College to increase their capacity to expand their support for local urban core K-12 success network and partnerships. Providence College will be able to expand resources and programming to better meet the needs of low-income students by participating in state wide efforts to prepare students for post-secondary success. As a result, the VISTA will strengthen relationships between Providence College and community partners that leverages resources, skills, and knowledge on both sides to contribute to postsecondary success.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Providence County, RI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: meal plan, public transportation pass, access to free or reduced courses, and conference attendance.

Roger Williams University - FILLED

Roger Williams University (RWU) is a four-year, private, liberal arts institution. RWU is hosting a VISTA on its Bristol, RI campus to support their Strive, Overcome, Achieve, Rise (SOAR) program and their Rogers High School College Access program which focuses on college access and success for under-resourced, first-generation and high need students at RWU through mentorship and programming.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Bristol County, RI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide the following: housing, meal plan, fitness center pass, opportunities to attend conferences or other professional development. 

Virginia
James Madison University - OPEN

The goal of this VISTA project is to enhance overall community capacity to address food insecurity by strengthening an inter-organizational collaborative network, enhancing existing programs’ integrity and reach, and building infrastructure to pilot food programs in regional public schools in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Rockingham County, VA. In addition to the benefits listed, JMU will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, conference attendance and professional development opportunities.

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Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Green Bay - OPEN

This VISTA position aims to fight-poverty in the Brown county region by developing and expanding support for college students, particularly low income and first-generation college students with care responsibilities and heavy employment burdens through a second-year and transfer program. The VISTA will pilot a program for second-year and transfer students and assist with creation of a Civic Engagement Center with an explicit focus on equity. Building on an existing UWGB program, GPS, which focuses on first-year students, this VISTA position will help to create a sustainable program for second-year and transfer students rooted in civic engagement and community-based learning. This program will meld cohort building and culturally relevant pedagogy with access to mentors and service-opportunities in Brown County.

The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Brown County, WI. In addition to the benefits listed, the host site will provide partial or full rent support, conference attendance, and other professional development opportunities.

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Positions By Focus Area

Education

Connecticut College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Fairfield University, CT (FILLED) 

Middlesex Community College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Providence College, RI (FILLED)

Regis College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Springfield College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Wheaton College – First Gen, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Wheaton College – YMCA, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

YWCA of New Britain, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

University of Nebraska Omaha, NE (OPEN) — Apply here!

Bryant University, RI (OPEN) — Apply here!

Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – K-12 Success, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – STEM, MA (FILLED)

Housatonic Community College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Tunxis Community College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

UMass Boston, MA (FILLED)

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (OPEN) — Apply here!

UMass Lowell, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

UMass Dartmouth, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Economic Success

Bryant University, RI (OPEN) — Apply here!

Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Healthy Futures

Bunker Hill Community College, MA (FILLED) 

Northern Essex Community College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Southern Connecticut State University, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

James Madison University, VA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Greenfield Community College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Veterans and Military Families

Coming soon!

Environmental Stewardship

No available positions at this time.

Education

Education

Connecticut College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Fairfield University, CT (FILLED) 

Middlesex Community College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Providence College, RI (FILLED)

Regis College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Springfield College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Wheaton College – First Gen, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Wheaton College – YMCA, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

YWCA of New Britain, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

University of Nebraska Omaha, NE (OPEN) — Apply here!

Bryant University, RI (OPEN) — Apply here!

Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – K-12 Success, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Worcester Polytechnic Institute – STEM, MA (FILLED)

Housatonic Community College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Tunxis Community College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

UMass Boston, MA (FILLED)

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI (OPEN) — Apply here!

UMass Lowell, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

UMass Dartmouth, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Economic Success

Economic Success

Bryant University, RI (OPEN) — Apply here!

Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Healthy Futures

Healthy Futures

Bunker Hill Community College, MA (FILLED) 

Northern Essex Community College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Southern Connecticut State University, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

James Madison University, VA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT (OPEN) — Apply here!

Greenfield Community College, MA (OPEN) — Apply here!

Veterans and Military Families

Veterans and Military Families

Coming soon!

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

No available positions at this time.