AmeriCorps VISTA is a volunteer service program, administered nationally by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), through which national service members serve with organizations full-time for one year. VISTA projects are designed to build permanent capacity and infrastructure to help more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Within AmeriCorps VISTA, there are five anti-poverty focus areas: Education, Veterans and Military Families, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, and Disaster Services. Goals for VISTA members may include establishing systems, institutionalizing knowledge, and developing community relationships to better generate resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities to address urgent social needs. AmeriCorps VISTA operates under core principles.