Serving the ongoing needs of the poor, food for the hungry, job placement services, transitional/permanent housing for the homeless, child care, etc.
Working to eradicate invasive plants and restoring native biodiversity to 200 acres of park land and 150 miles of trails.
Implementing high dosage tutoring, resulting in improved academic performances in literacy and/or math.
Working directly in schools with first through third grade students with reading difficulties, by focusing on the "mechanics of reding."
Members teach for a minimum of two years in low-income schools helping to significantly improve educational outcomes for students.
Building simple, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families, as well as home rehabilitation, indoor and outdoor painting, and building wheel chair ramps
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Authorized in 1964 and founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA was 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 45 years.For more information: AmeriCorps VISTA.
Public Allies is a national movement grounded in the conviction that everyone leads. We believe that everyone can make a difference and can work toinspire more citizens to believe in themselves, step up, and act. Throughout our nation’s history, lasting social change has always resulted from the courageous acts of many, not just the inspiration of the few. For more information: AmeriCorps Public Allies.