Happy 50th, AmeriCorps VISTA!
This year the Corporation for National & Community Service celebrates 50 years of the AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) program.
Here at EMERGE, we lead a group of VISTAs focused on services for those coming out of incarceration. Over the past five years, 54 VISTAs have been placed at 15 different community partner organizations. They have worked on curriculum development, marketing, recruitment, and more.
Here’s what one of our former VISTAs had to say about the impact his service on his life: “My two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA member helped me build my professional network and gain the experience needed to be a successful part of shaping people’s lives. If it wasn’t for the AmeriCorps VISTA program, I wouldn’t be where I am today in my career as a social service professional.” Happy 50th, AmeriCorps VISTA- here’s to another 50 years of impact!