Serve with Campus Compact VISTA!

July 23, 2021

Are you interested in making a difference in higher education? Serve with Campus Compact VISTA! Campus Compact partners with higher education institutions and related nonprofit organizations to work together to build capacity for anti-poverty programs that uplift people to help themselves. 

Our members serve in projects focused on education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, and veterans & military families. As a member, you will benefit from training and professional development provided by Campus Compact, a post-service award, biweekly living allowance, paid leave, health coverage, and student loan forbearance or deferment. Learn more about serving with Campus Compact VISTA on our website!

We currently have 12 open positions in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Apply by July 31 to start service on August 30! Relocation assistance is available for members moving over 50 miles. 

Have you completed a term of AmeriCorps or Peace Corps service? Consider serving as VISTA Leader with Campus Compact! Opportunities available in Boston, MA

 

The Campus Compact VISTA Project has the following openings: 

Colorado

Arapahoe Community College – Student Basic Needs (Littleton, CO) – The AmeriCorps member will help create and launch a financial literacy/wellness program as well as institute communication plans that inform all ACC students about wrap-around resources and services on campus that will assist students in successfully completing their educational goals. 

Arapahoe Community College – Workforce Development (Littleton, CO) – The AmeriCorps member will support low-income students to obtain workforce training, education, and skills that meet employer needs and lead to increased employment through conducting research, analyzing data, building partnerships, and developing job placements. 

Illinois

Giving DuPage / Campus Compact (Wheaton, IL) – The AmeriCorps member will build capacity for the DuPage Higher Education Service Council, a student-led, countywide collaboration to address the needs of the DuPage community through student service. 

North Central College (Naperville, IL) – ON-CAMPUS HOUSING PROVIDED – The AmeriCorps member will support a campus initiative intended to help low-income students secure career-building job placements such as internships and community-engaged learning projects through developing partnerships with local organizations. 

Northern Illinois University – Food Pantry (DeKalb, IL) – ON-CAMPUS HOUSING PROVIDED – The AmeriCorps member will expand student reach and impact of the Husky Food Pantry through assessing pantry operations, updating volunteer management practices, diversifying supply chain for food, and conducting needs assessments. 

Rockford Promise / Northern Illinois University (Rockford, IL) – The AmeriCorps member will support a new Promise program which serves 100+ low-income students. The member will develop data used for program evaluation and report as well as developing programming and student support materials. 

University of Illinois Chicago (Chicago, IL) – The AmeriCorps member will bridge between university departments/colleges and nonprofit agencies in all 77 Chicago neighborhoods, through the development of a community partner database designed to identify community needs, enhance student placements, and improve communication among partners.

Massachusetts

Massasoit Community College (Brockton, MA) – This AmeriCorps member will be integral in addressing student food insecurity by enhancing the data tracking and communications of the on-campus pantry, supporting holistic student support efforts, linking students with local, state, and federal resources, and building partnerships with local providers. 

University of Massachusetts Lowell I-CARE (Lowell, MA) – This AmeriCorps member will promote the success of undergraduate students of color by identifying areas of need and assess the effectiveness of programs; researching best practices, documenting and reporting on ICARE activities, and supporting programs that promote student empowerment, self-efficacy, and well-being. 

Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA) – The AmeriCorps member serving with Wentworth Institute of Technology at Fenway High School will build capacity for the newly created “Entrepreneurship for Good” program that will provide early college opportunities and pathways for low-income students beginning in their sophomore year. The AmeriCorps member will work with students and families to identify areas of need and support while creating resources for collegiate access and success.

Rhode Island

Bryant University (Smithfield, RI) – The AmeriCorps member will deepen partnerships with local organizations that directly impact the lives of low-income families and support the development of university student engagement and leadership programs as a strategy for sustaining those partnerships.  

Wisconsin

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, WI) –  With a focus on equitable programs and strategies, the AmeriCorps member will develop a student tracking system that allows the college to identify which High Impact Practice initiatives students from low-income, racial and ethnic minority, and first-generation groups are accessing as well as which community partnerships with whom they are engaging. 

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