Building Campus-Community Partnerships to Fight Poverty
Transform Mid-Atlantic + AmeriCorps VISTA

Become a Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Transform Mid-Atlantic supports an annual cohort of approximately 30 VISTA members. Members are placed with institutions of higher education throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware and West Virginia and have the opportunity to work on projects within communities designed to alleviate poverty.

Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Transform Mid-Atlantic VISTA programs join the mission of AmeriCorps VISTA through projects that build campus-community partnerships to fight poverty. Through the Transform Mid-Atlantic VISTA program, we alleviate poverty by strengthening communities and developing our leaders. Our state programs:

  • Improve college access and success
  • Bring community voice to campus
  • Empower students to be community advocates
  • Improve service-learning courses that address local, national, and global community issues
  • Build the capacity of higher education institutions to strengthen communities
  • Develop the skills of VISTA members and students in community organizing, volunteer management, and community partnership development

What Is AmeriCorps VISTA?

This federal service program was designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1964, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. VISTA helps individuals and communities implement grassroots solutions designed to
alleviate poverty.

The program places individuals at nonprofit organizations and public agencies that are fighting poverty, improving health services, reducing unemployment, increasing housing opportunities, reducing recidivism, and expanding access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.

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Host a Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Member

AmeriCorps VISTA grants are available to Transform Mid-Atlantic member campuses, as well as to community and nonprofit organizations that are partnered with Transform Mid-Atlantic member campuses. Grants are available to start or expand campus-community anti-poverty partnerships, and Transform Mid-Atlantic provides support and professional development opportunities to members throughout their year of service.

Explore Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Project Abstracts

Schools of National Service

Transform Mid-Atlantic, along with The Maryland Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) invite our region institutions to become a School of National Service and match the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award to allow AmeriCorps Alumni to continue furthering their education and support the next generation of leaders.