AmeriCorps VISTA members are a critical component in service delivery for many organizations across America.

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.


Huerfano County Community Development Associate

Create community connections & share employee upskilling opportunities!

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San Luis Economic Development Capacity Builder

Activate & rescue the oldest Main Street in Colorado!

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Craig Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Build apprenticeship programs in Moffat County!

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Center Economic Development 

Build capacity for community and economic development in a small, rural community.

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The VISTA team enjoys the competition and exhibits at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum during our IN THE GAME Conference. 


"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

"Aaron is an extremely valuable member of our team. He works well with everyone in our office, as well as working with several offices of the City on different projects. He is incredibly organized, sees things that need attention and jumps in to take care of them."
- Leslie Lewis, Director, Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development

Phases of VISTA Program

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