In partnership with AmeriCorps, Campus Compact is pleased to announce the AmeriCorps VISTA Host Site request for proposals for the 2023-24 program year is now available.
Campus Compact has a long history of partnering with national service programming to further anti-poverty work through community and civic engagement. The Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program is seeking campuses and/or their community partners who can benefit from hosting a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to begin, expand, or enhance projects that impact low-income communities, whether that’s low-income students on campus or members of the surrounding community. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time for a year-long period and will be part of a nationwide cohort of national service members doing similar work.
Our host sites’ VISTA projects are developed in accordance with AmeriCorps VISTA’s core principles: an antipoverty focus, community empowerment, sustainable solutions, and capacity building. AmeriCorps members serving with the Campus Compact VISTA program build capacity for high-impact programs, organizational approaches, and collective impact efforts in one of the following areas: education, healthy futures, economic opportunity, Veterans/military families, and environmental stewardship. Our VISTA program is designed to support the diversity of anti-poverty and community-engaged work in higher education, and projects in our portfolio originate in multiple departments, centers, and divisions within our member campuses.
This RFP is to host a member for the 2023-2024 program year, with the expectation that an AmeriCorps member will serve from summer 2023 to summer 2024. If you are interested in hosting an AmeriCorps member during the 2022-23 program cycle, please reach out directly to Lindsey Ravizza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are invited from Campus Compact members and partners from across the country. In some states, Campus Compact affiliate offices may offer VISTA programs that support local needs. Members from these states should first see if their project aligns with their state affiliate’s national service programming opportunities before applying.
Priority applications are due on November 1, 2022, with applications accepted on a rolling basis after that date. The 2023-24 application contains two parts, with Part I covering the project scope, activities, and outcomes. Applicants who successfully complete Part I will be invited to submit Part II, which will consist of key documents and strategies related to project implementation and member recruitment. Please note that all final awards are subject to appropriations and approval from AmeriCorps.