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 Better Together's mission is to create a culture of higher education and training by working collectively, across sectors and throughout the Central Oregon region to align existing, emerging and future efforts around shared child and youth outcomes from before birth to career. The proposed VISTA project aligns with the education focus area. The VISTA project will seek to leverage resources and position ourselves to grow our scale and reach moving forward. We expect to benefit the entire Central Oregon region including children, youth, families, schools, higher education institutions, businesses, governmental agencies and community based organizations. Four VISTA members will significantly contribute to the goals of the project by performing invaluable activities such as partner outreach and recruitment, initiative support and coordination, and evaluation efforts over the course of three to five years.
Contact: Anna Higgins
Phone: 541-693-5773
Email: [email protected]
County: Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook

Boys and Girls Clubs of America The participating VISTA will get the opportunity to travel to Google headquarters to receive specialized training as well as work with a national network of sites. With a focus on computer science opportunities, BGCA in partnership with Google, have created a new national initiative - Code Corps, a VISTA program to deliver Google's Computer Science (CS) First programming and other technology experiences to underserved youth in communities across the United States. This exciting opportunity will transform underserved youth populations, leaving a sustainable impact through efforts that equip youth with the technical education they need to reach their full potential in a 21st Century society and economy. This program will ensure that youth, particularly middle school, underrepresented minority youth, are provided equity and access to computer science programs; the project will build the capacity of seven local Boys & Girls Club organizations to implement technology programming, and develop and sustain a skilled volunteer recruitment program and management system. VISTA members will serve in 10 States including Oregon.
Contact: Candice White
Phone: 404-487-5648
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bgca.org/
County: Multnomah

Campus Compact of Oregon
Members with the Oregon Campus Compact program serve to develop meaningful volunteer opportunities for college students that address critical issues of poverty in each community.
Contact: Josh Todd
Phone: 503-406-3575
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/
Counties: Statewide

College Possible
College Possible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Our after-school services include (1) academic support through ACT/SAT test preparation; (2) college application assistance; (3) financial aid consulting; (4) guidance in the college transition; and (5) support toward college degree completion. VISTA Members serve in capacity building initiatives that build a local supporter network that will enable organizational stability and growth to scale in Portland. They do this by connecting with local high schools, community organizations and local media to inform them of College Possible’s work. In addition, they conceive of, and coordinate, program-wide community service days for College Possible students and community volunteers.
Contact: Francisco Bueno
Phone: 503-907-0248
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.collegepossible.org/
County: Multnomah

Main Street Programs
Members will support three Portland Main Street programs working to stimulate neighborhood business districts, creating entrepreneurial and employment opportunities as a result. The overarching goal of the proposed VISTA project is to stimulate economic activity within the business districts utilizing the Main Street Four-Point Approach® resulting in opportunities for gainful & secure employment.
Contact: Sara Wittenberg
Phone: 503-683-3252
Website: http://albertamainst.org/
County: Multnomah

Mercy Corps Northwest-Oregon Asset Building Corps
The Oregon Asset Building Corps, sponsored by Mercy Corps NW is a statewide entrepreneurial program focusing on microenterprise and financial literacy for all Oregonians.
Contact: Jimmy O'Brien
Phone: 503-896-5074
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.mercycorps.org/
Counties: Statewide

Native American Youth and Family Center
Members will create a sustainable volunteer management, support and retention project as well as to strengthen the wrap-around resources for programming for their Early College Academy. NAYA has also been approved as part of the Nike N7 Let’s Move in Indian Country nationwide initiative to serve the agency’s ability to expand the Let’s Move initiative. The member will serve by increasing student access to affordable, healthy food options and creating capacity and policies for expanded physical education, sports and outdoor recreation as part of their wrap-around service model.
Contact: Karin Hinze
Phone: 503-288-8177 x230
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nayapdx.org/
County: Multnomah

NeighborWorks VISTA Program
Members with the NeighborWorks VISTA Program serve to reduce foreclosures, strengthen communities affected by foreclosures, protect and build personal and community assets, build healthy communities, and advance environmental responsibility in low- and moderate-income communities.
Contact: Debbie Wise
Phone: 202-760-4234
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.neighborworks.org/
Members: 3 full-time members in Oregon (96 total across 43 states)
Counties: Douglas and Multnomah

Oregon Health Authority Partnership Project
The OHA VISTA project aims to reduce poverty in local communities through building sustainable county-wide wellness initiatives and taking a systems-approach to creating healthy communities. The project aims for health equity, access to care, and community resiliency for all residents of Oregon, regardless of financial status.
Contact: Danielle Brown
Phone: 971-673-0570
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://serv-or.org/
Counties: Statewide

Oregon National Guard
Members will work with the Joining Community Forces and Service Member and Family Support units to support military families and returning veterans access resources.
Contact: Terry Larkin
Phone: 503-932-2360
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.orng-smfs.org/
County: Marion