AmeriCorps VISTA Program

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AmeriCorps VISTA Program

United Way California Capital Region serves as one of the intermediaries in the Sacramento region for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, we are pleased to bring AmeriCorps VISTA members to our region to build capacity, expand program reach and improve the lives of those in our communities who need it most.

For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program in Sacramento, please contact Diana Vo at diana.vo@uwccr.org.

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About the AmeriCorps VISTA Program

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) engages more than 8,000 individuals annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help coordinate projects. They support programs that improve academic performance, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, alleviate hunger, reduce homelessness, and improve health services. They also support programs that increase housing access, develop economic opportunities for low-income veterans and military families, and expand access to technology.

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AmeriCorps VISTA Partners

In addition to hosting VISTA members, we help other local organizations with the AmeriCorps VISTA process. We are proud to partner with the following organizations who also serve as hosts:

916 Ink
Health Education Council
International Rescue Committee
Sacramento Loaves & Fishes
Sacramento Self Help Housing
Wellspring Women’s Center
Women’s Empowerment
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Something bigger than myself

By: Andrea Aguinaldo, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

When I graduated from college, I was hungry to be part of something bigger than myself. I knew that I wanted to do this through delving into not-for-profit work. I also knew that I had yet to discover the full scope of the nonprofit world, and understand the variables and skills necessary to turn my passion into concrete actions. So I decide to join the VISTA program, a national service project with a mission to eliminate poverty, because it presented the perfect opportunity for me to learn about the dynamics of social work.