AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federal program, administered by the Corporation of National Community Service (CNCS), dedicated to the alleviation of poverty.
With passion, commitment and hard work, AmeriCorps VISTAs create and expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
“Your pay will be low; the conditions of your labor will be difficult. But you will have the satisfaction of leading a great national effort, and you will have the ultimate reward which comes to those who serve their fellow man.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Today, AmeriCorps VISTA engages more than 8,500 individuals every year in anti-poverty activities in communities throughout the nation.
Four Defining Principles of VISTA
Above all, VISTA members are catalysts for change, working to advance local solutions.