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AmeriCorps VISTA Program
The McDonough Center hosts two AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) leaders in collaboration with the Ohio Campus Compact. The AmeriCorps VISTA Program, founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, is described as “the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty.” VISTA members work full-time at a non-profit organization to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more.
At Marietta College, one VISTA works on anti-poverty initiatives, while the other VISTA helps local nonprofit organizations with their capacity-building needs. The two VISTAS also work closely with Marietta College students to promote civic engagement in the context of their mission to fight poverty in the local community.
For more information, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Program's official Web site.