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VISTA Host Site Deadline Is Jan. 29

December 20, 2013

The Initiative Foundation is now accepting applications from Central Minnesota organizations interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA member from August 2014 to August 2015. The application deadline is Jan. 29, 2014.VISTA Host Site

VISTA is a national service program likened to a domestic Peace Corps. VISTA members serve full-time for a year doing anti-poverty capacity-building work at selected host sites. To enable their service, VISTA members receive a modest monthly living allowance (currently $927- $946/month depending on county of service), medical coverage, child care assistance if eligible, professional training and an end-of-service cash award of $1,500 or an education award of $5,550.

Host sites will be selected this winter. VISTA members recruited this spring will begin service in August. Eligible host sites include 501(c) nonprofit organizations* and government agencies.

Read the VISTA host site Request for Application to learn about host site requirements, financial obligations and site selection criteria.

For questions, please contact Amanda Whittemore, Initiative Foundation VISTA program associate.

AC-VISTA.jpg* Note that eligible nonprofit private organizations are not limited to those with IRS 501(c)(3) status. All organizations with IRS 501(c) status that focus on anti-poverty community development are also eligible. Organizations that focus solely on advocacy and lobbying are ineligible.

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