Now Accepting Applications for VISTA Members

April 2, 2021

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CNHED is now accepting applications from young professionals interested in participating on our upcoming 2021-2022 VISTA cohort! What’s a VISTA you ask? See below for more information and how to apply!
What’s a VISTA?

VISTA is a subset of the AmeriCorps program, a subset funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). VISTAs are full-time volunteers who commit to a year of service combatting poverty by partnering with local government agencies, nonprofits, and educational institutions. Specifically, they work to expand the capacity of the institution where they serve, creating sustainable solutions that endure after their term of service ends. VISTAs are distinct from employees in that the federal government pays them a stipend, and unlike interns, they volunteer full-time for a whole year. Instead of doing direct service, VISTAs set up systems and projects that empower the whole community.

AmeriCorps VISTA has programs all across the US, placing committed individuals like yourself with non-profits, state and local governments, and educational institutions. CNHED’s VISTA Strong Communities cohort focuses on housing and economic development for low- and moderate-income DC residents, with an end goal of fostering just and equitable communities.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Program aligned with my personal and professional goals of mobilizing underserved communities…it was a perfect fit from the start.

- CNHED Samara Bharath, VISTA Leader 2020 - Present

Want to make a difference in your community?

Maybe you come from D.C., or maybe the thought of serving in the nation’s capital inspires you. Maybe you’re trying to gain real-world work experience, or you’re looking for something more meaningful than what you’re doing now. Whatever your story, VISTA Strong Communities can help you write the next chapter.

Sound like you? Apply today!
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