Join AmeriCorps VISTA

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AmeriCorps VISTA

Join AmeriCorps VISTA

Literacy Minnesota offers two types of AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities: the Literacy Leadership Program and Summer Reads. AmeriCorps VISTA members help schools, nonprofits and public agencies across the United States improve their ability to provide high-quality literacy services. At the same time, AmeriCorps VISTA members build their leadership skills and networks, explore new career paths, pay for college and become lifelong advocates for the communities they serve. 

Which program is right for you? 

  • Serve for one year.

  • Serve in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Washington DC, New Jersey, Texas or Pennsylvania.

  • Receive a living allowance and other benefits.

  • Work behind the scenes in programs serving the literacy needs of communities experiencing poverty.

  • Gain training, skills and experience in program development, volunteer engagement, program evaluation and fundraising.

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  • Serve for 8 weeks from June to August.

  • Can serve in the Twin Cities Metro or Greater Minnesota.

  • Receive a living allowance, training and earn an end-of-service education award.

  • Provide direct service to K-5 children from immigrant and refugee families and/or families experiencing poverty.

  • Help children improve their reading and literacy skills.

  • Gain training, skills and experience in tutoring, youth engagement and child development.

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