We are starting an AmeriCorps VISTA program in May 2019! AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members come alongside organizations that help eradicate poverty and assist in building capacity to do their work better. VISTA members live and work alongside community members to build lasting, sustainable solutions to pressing challenges. VISTA service is a full-time, year-long commitment.
- Living stipend (just over $12,000 per year)
- Health insurance
- Education award upon service completion ($6,095) or $1,800 cash stipend
- Reduced-cost housing in *cino’s community house
We’re looking for compassionate, collaborative, innovative, and detail oriented folks to join our community! *culture is not optional operates out of an emergent strategy model, wherein the changes we experience while working alongside neighbors and researching our context consistently shape next steps. This model allows for more flexibility in identifying assets and greater nimbleness to respond in real-time. Given this model, VISTAs will initially support existing programs through volunteer recruitment, listening to and learning about the community, engaging neighbors, and communicating with existing partners. VISTAs will then map community assets to identify next steps to design programs with neighbors and community partners to increase educational achievement, to build a sustainable food system, and to grow economic opportunities for our neighbors. Together, we can grow our city’s capacity for imagining new possibilities for itself!