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 citizenship.
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 non-competitive status for a federal government job. Following the completion of their service year, members are eligible for an Education Award or a monetary stipend.
Founded as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year. The FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA Program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with colleges, universities, and community-based organizations. FL|CC provides resources, networking opportunities, and training for AmeriCorps VISTA members and site supervisors. FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA members empower students and leveraging higher education resources to build the capacity of local communities and non-profit organizations. FL|CC AmeriCorps 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 citizenship. Students are learning from being engaged in meaningful service opportunities that create positive change in communities.
Apply to become an FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA member! Commit one year of your life to serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in a Florida community to promote sustainable change while gaining real-world experience to build your resume. Earn benefits like a living allowance, health insurance, and an education award to apply towards eligible tuition, student loans, or future graduate studies.