AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federal government program dedicated to fight poverty created by President Kennedy in 1963. AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service. About 8,000 VISTAs are placed each year in more than 1,100 projects in low-income communities around the country.
El Sol has been a host site of AmeriCorps VISTA since 2011, and has hosted 19 members since. If you are interested and would like to apply, please apply through my.americorps.gov. For more information, you can contact VISTA Leader Katerina Pecora at Kate@friendsofelsol.org or call 561-745-9860 ext. 4104.