Proud to Recognize Our AmeriCorps VISTAs
AmeriCorps VISTA Celebrates 50 Years
February 25, 2015 was the 50th Anniversary of the AmeriCorps VISTA Program and United Way California Capital Region was proud to honor our two outstanding VISTAs, Maihnia and Monica who are with us for the year. They bring vision and energy to the United Way California Capital Region. In addition, we honored two staff members, Amy and Casey, who were former VISTAs at other organizations in the past. We are so thankful for all their service!
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) taps the skills, talents, and passion of more than 8,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. The program’s nationwide corps of VISTAs commits full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that tackle poverty. VISTAs recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. VISTAs support programs that improve literacy, expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, reduce homelessness, and improve health services. They also support programs that increase housing opportunities, increase economic opportunities for low-income veterans and military families, and expand access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.