What does it mean to be an AmeriCorps member with the Campus Compact VISTA program?
Campus Compact AmeriCorps members serving with the VISTA program commit to serving for a year by building capacity for projects aligned with AmeriCorps’ anti-poverty priorities in education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and veterans & military families.
VISTA projects support a wide range of anti-poverty initiatives. Our projects build capacity in many ways, from the program level (working with food pantries, mentorship programs, etc.), to the organizational level (building systems to ensure student success, creating inter-departmental systems, etc.), to multi-sector partnerships working on collective impact.
As members of the Campus Compact AmeriCorps program, individuals serving at Campus Compact VISTA projects benefit from shared training and professional development. They benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with fellow members who serve nearby, as well as members serving across the United States. In addition to their host site supervisor, Campus Compact AmeriCorps members are supported by a team of dedicated program staff and VISTA Leaders based in Boston, MA and Chicago, IL.