Florida Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Program
FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA Program
The FL|CC AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Initiative supports VISTA members at Host Sites across Florida. VISTA members are placed with colleges, universities, and community-based organizations to combat poverty through leveraging higher education resources to build the capacity of local non-profit organizations and through recruiting and training college students to provide college access mentoring for youth. FL|CC VISTA members are successfully building bridges between the classrooms and communities by connecting educators, students, and community partners to improve education and address societal needs through campus-community partnerships, applied civic education, and engaged citizenship.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a full-time AmeriCorps Program, with members serving full-time year long terms. While in service, members receive a modest living allowance and are eligible for healthcare benefits, childcare assistance, student loan forbearance and deferment, and one year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job. Following the completion of their service year, members are eligible for an Education Award or a monetary stipend.
More about FL|CC:
Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) is a membership organization that works with colleges and universities in Florida to promote the scholarship of engagement through research, academically rigorous service-learning, campus-community collaboration, civic engagement and collegiate volunteerism. FL|CC is a thriving and growing organization comprised of every state university, most community colleges and more than half of the independent colleges and universities in Florida. FL|CC provides leadership to integrate service with academic study and to link the collegiate experience with community agencies that address a spectrum of needs in cities and towns throughout Florida. You can learn more about FL|CC by visiting www.floridacompact.org. Administratively, Florida Campus Compact is part of a statewide programs office of Florida State University’s Center for Leadership & Social Change.