AmeriCorps VISTA Program
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program under the AmeriCorps programs umbrella that was founded in 1965 as a national service program specifically to fight poverty in America. VISTA members generally do not provide direct services, such as working with clinic patients. Instead, they focus their efforts on building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that assist low-income communities.
VISTA members serve at one CCALAC member clinic, full-time for 1 year. As VISTA members, they will work on various capacity building project including: volunteer recruitment, fundraising and grant writing, quality improvement, outreach and enrollment programs, homeless and military families programs, partnership development, research, and various economic, housing and health programs that assist clinics’ capacity to increase access to primary care, health education and other health services.
The CCALAC AmeriCorps VISTA program is ideal for recent college graduates or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in community/public health or those wanting to learn about community health centers, the populations they serve, and their operations and functions. To learn more about the program, please visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website.
|PARTICIPANTS:||Members by Application|
|CONTACT:||Alexander Gil; (213) 201-6525|
|SPONSORED BY:||Grant funds, plus host matching fees from participating clinics|