The Ingham County Health Department's AmeriCorps VISTA Program is accepting member applications for the following positions, to begin in May 2020!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. VISTA members serve as catalysts for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. Members in the VISTA program commit to a year-long, full-time position with a sponsor organization, often nonprofits, faith-based and community organizations, and public agencies and have the unique charge of helping build their sponsoring organization’s capacity through organizational, administrative, and financial capacity.
The Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps VISTA Program places VISTA members at host organizations, or host sites, throughout Ingham County to focus on project goals related to economic opportunity, education, and healthy futures:
MSU Student Housing Cooperative:
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will assist the staff at the MSU Student Housing Cooperative (SHC) with expanding the influence and impact of the cooperative. This includes exploring options for sustainable policies and initiatives that would reduce costs of maintaining, and thereby living, in cooperative housing, as well as researching potential redevelopment opportunities on existing land and assisting in the potential acquisition of new properties by the SHC.
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time (36-40 hours per week) from May 11, 2020 - May 10, 2021.
Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,491 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($6,195) OR Cash Stipend ($1,803)
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Paid Personal and Medical Leave
Questions about the VISTA Program should be sent to Jasmine Hardy.
AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director