AmeriCorps VISTA members work to reduce poverty through building the capacity of public or non-profit entities that share this goal. VISTA members apply for one year terms and are placed at various host-site communities across the country while they are granted a living stipend and other benefits from the federal government.
Downtown Colorado, Inc. is a sponsoring organization that manages and places VISTA members across the state of Colorado. All of our DCI-VISTA team members are working on objectives that relate to community and economic development, urban planning, and transit, etc. that coincide with poverty reduction.
"Savannah provided us with a greater understanding of the housing issues facing our community. She also worked alongside a local nonprofit, the Hispanic Affairs Project, to support the city's engagement efforts to build relationships and identify needs in order to better serve our residents. We are grateful for the VISTA program and Savannah's service in Montrose."
- Kendall Cramer, Montrose Innovation & Citizen Engagement Grant Coordinator