ICAST has partnered with the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) as an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) host site. ICAST has been approved by CNCS to host 5 full time VISTAs over the next year to help build its capacity in serving low-income communities and fighting poverty. The VISTA members will work with ICAST on research projects, systems development, and outreach to help ICAST as it grows and scales its programs.
Since 1965, over 220,000 AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program have joined the fight against poverty by helping local organizations expand their capacity to make changes. These opportunities prepare members for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector, and ICAST currently has 3 AmeriCorps VISTA alumni on staff.
To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program click here.