VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America. This AmeriCorps program has been lifting Americans out of poverty nationwide since 1965. The Arizona Serve VISTA team currently includes 10 VISTA members serving in Prescott and 21 VISTA members serving in Tucson.
Over the past year, our AmeriCorps VISTA team has:
- Managed over 950 volunteers contributing over 16,000 hours.
- Leveraged over $470,000 in cash resources and over $260,000 in in-kind resources.
- Implemented 240 new systems, business processes, or enhancements at non profits, government offices, and health centers in Prescott and Tucson.
VISTA members are recruited nationally and are often recent college graduates, retired, highly-skilled individuals, or experienced community leaders. VISTA members sign up with partner agencies for a full-time year of service. These members are placed at nonprofits to help strengthen systems and create a more sustainable approach to existing programs that fight poverty.