Are you graduating this spring and not sure what you will be doing next year? Then join the Saint Paul AmeriCorps VISTA program and: fight poverty, gain experience, and pay back student loans!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to fight poverty with passion by responding to local needs through organizations working to improve education, increase housing opportunities, improve illiteracy and health services, and more.
The Saint Paul VISTA program, hosted through the Office of Mayor Chris Coleman, works to close the education opportunity gap and supports the education goals of the city. As a VISTA member, you will serve in a local non-profit organization, government agency, or public, private, or charter school, and be charged with erasing poverty by building the capacity of your organization. In addition to your grassroots and city work, you will gain important professional development and leadership experience through trainings and one-on-one support within the Mayor’s Office. Benefits for VISTA members include a living allowance for 12 months of service, an education award of $5,550 upon successful completion, health benefits, personal and sick leave, and student loan forbearance.