Engaging students to enrich communities through service.
Why donate to Florida Campus Compact?
The FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Initiative supports VISTA members at Host Sites across Florida. VISTA
members are placed with colleges, universities, and community-based organizations to combat poverty through leveraging higher education resources to
build the capacity of local non-profit organizations and through recruiting and training college students to provide college access mentoring for
youth. FL|CC VISTA members are successfully building bridges between the classrooms and communities by connecting educators, students,
and community partners to improve education and address societal needs through campus-community partnerships, applied civic education, and engaged
AmeriCorps VISTA is a full-time AmeriCorps Program, with members serving full-time year long terms. While in service, members receive a modest
living allowance and are eligible for healthcare benefits, childcare assistance, student loan forbearance and deferment, and one year of
noncompetitive status for a federal government job. Following the completion of their service year, members are eligible for an Education Award or
a monetary stipend.
The FL|CC College Access AmeriCorps Program is open to college students who will serve as mentors to at-risk youth, with the goal of
helping their mentees gain skills and knowledge needed for their eventual college access and success. AmeriCorps members will provide mentoring,
one-on-one or in a small-group setting, to students in grades 6-12, in, before, during, and after school hours hosted by school districts and
College Access is a part-time AmeriCorps program, and students can choose to serve 300, 450, 675, or 900 hours. After the completion of service,
students will receive a pro-rated Education Award based on the number of hours selected. Students selecting the 900 hour option are also eligible
to receive a modest living stipend directly from FL|CC.
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