AmeriCorps VISTA in Oregon

VISTA

Are you interested in having an AmeriCorps VISTA serve with your organization?

CNCS has designed a VISTA 101 course to help interested potential sponsors learn more about the mission, history and fit of the program for their needs. Please visit the VISTA Campus to take the self-guided tour. Once you determine if VISTA is a good fit for the goals you intend to achieve, please contact the CNCS Oregon State office at [email protected] for more information.


VISTA Programs

Better Together – High Desert ESD The mission of Better Together is to create a culture of higher education and training by working collectively, across sectors and throughout the Central Oregon region to align efforts around shared youth outcomes from before birth to career. Better Together AmeriCorps VISTA members strengthen the Better Together partnership and build capacity for numerous organizations in the region to maximize successful outcomes for central Oregon students and families. Members perform activities such as partner outreach and recruitment, partnership development, initiative support and coordination, volunteer recruitment/management and evaluation efforts.

Contact: Shelley Irwin
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://bettertogethercentraloregon.org/
Counties: Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook


Campus Compact of Oregon
Campus Compact of Oregon's mission is to convene and support the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon. The Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program seeks to engage higher education students, faculty, and staff in building the capacity of higher education and community nonprofits to improve educational outcomes for low-income K-12 and college students. VISTA members serve to develop volunteer, mentoring and tutoring programs that connect Oregon colleges and universities to struggling K-12 schools, and leverage resources to build support for addressing educational inequities among low-income students and students of color.

Contact: Carmen Denison
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/
Counties: Statewide


CareOregon
CareOregon's mission is building individual well-being and community health through shared learning and innovation. The AmeriCorps VISTA program with CareOregon builds capacity to align siloed community resources. This allows the organization to fund, scale, and replicate existing social determinants of health interventions and in turn better serve their members experiencing poverty. VISTA members contribute to the goals of the project by building scope and capacity around workflows, geographic expansion, training of staff and community partners, and aiding in sustainability for organizational operations as a whole.

Contact: San Sunowen
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.careoregon.org/
County: Multnomah


Mercy Corps Northwest-Oregon Asset Building Corps
Mercy Corps Northwest (MCNW) assists low-income populations in Oregon and Washington by increasing their economic self-sufficiency and community integration through microenterprise development and self-employment. The MCNW AmeriCorps VISTA team helps to build the assets of low income individuals and families and develop or expand programs that directly target cycles of inter-generational poverty. Members focus on food security, nutrition education, asset development, housing, job skills training, and microenterprise.

Contact: Matthew Cramer
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.mercycorps.org/
Counties: Statewide


Oregon Health Authority Partnership Project
The Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division's mission is to promote health and prevent the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in major public health organizations to create or expand public health systems capacity. The project aims to reduce poverty in local communities through building sustainable county- and state-wide healthy community initiatives and taking a systems approach to ensuring health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.

Contact: Danielle Brown
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://serv-or.org/
Counties: Statewide


Oregon has additional National AmeriCorps VISTA placements through After School Alliance, Anti-Hunger Corps, College Possible, Financial Opportunity Corps, Habitat for Humanity, NeighborWorks and YouthBuild