For 50 years, the AmeriCorps VISTA program has been at the forefront of building capacity of communities to fight poverty. VISTA members devote a year of their lives to challenge poverty’s root causes. The goal of the Up2Us VISTA program is to build the capacity of Up2Us member organizations who run high-quality sports-based youth development programming in under-served communities. We are proud to have placed over 120 VISTAs at 40 Up2Us member organizations over the past five years. In 2014 alone, the 30 Up2Us VISTA members helped their host site organizations 6.2 million in cash and in-kind donations. Their combined efforts allowed Up2Us host sites to serve nearly 150,000 new participants.
We would like to invite our member organizations to apply to host a 2015-2016 VISTA. The application can be found here.
For more information, please join us for the VISTA Program Overview/RFP Assistance on Tuesday, February 3rd at 3pm EST. Please join us to learn more about how hosting an Up2Us VISTA member can build the capacity of your program! You can register by emailing Leah.