About the Program:
In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), The Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Program mobilizes higher education to improve education outcomes for students who live in poverty. Our host site’s VISTA projects are developed in accordance with AmeriCorps VISTA’s core principles: an antipoverty focus, community empowerment, sustainable solutions and capacity building. Campus Compact, through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, seeks to activate higher education institutions and their partners to work together to make an impact on poverty in their local communities. VISTA members are leveraged to build capacity at higher education institutions and/or partnerships between higher education and their school and community-based non-profit partners that directly impact economically disadvantaged individuals.