The City of Charleston is pleased to serve as the local sponsor for the AmeriCorps VISTA Project in Charleston, SC.
History of the Program
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Authorized in 1964, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 45 years.
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization, public agency, or local government agency with programs that:
Foster economic development
Improve health services
Otherwise assist low-income communities
VISTA members generally do not provide direct services; instead, they strengthen and support organizations by building infrastructure, expanding community partnerships, securing long-term resources, coordinating training for participants, and much more.
For more information on our project, please contact our office at 843-965-4190. For more information on VISTA, please visit the AmeriCorps website.