AmeriCorps and VISTA at Community Action of Skagit County
The mission of Community Action is to help stabilize community members and equip them to exit poverty. Working together we create paths to prosperity and a thriving community for all. Our vision is that everyone in Skagit County has the opportunity to be safe, healthy, and successful. Offering over 30 services to lower-income community members, Community Action’s real product is simple: Hope. Community Action is not merely a nonprofit social service agency. While many of our programs meet basic needs of people struggling to make ends meet, our purpose is to alleviate poverty and help people attain a level of self-sufficiency. As some would say, we are a trampoline, not just a safety net.
Community Action is the proud sponsor of two AmeriCorps programs for the 2014-2015 service year, collectively called Serve Northwest Washington. All AmeriCorps partner sites fall in line with our mission and vision of creating a spirit of hope by helping people help themselves and each other. Our two programs are:
Individual Placement (IP) AmeriCorps State and National
We are hosting 3 Individual Placement positions which will address unmet local needs in our community around employment, financial stability, and food and nutrition. Members must be 18-25 years old and will serve for 10.5 months directly serving community members in their impact areas.
Skagit VISTA AmeriCorps VISTA
The mission of AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is to eliminate poverty by creating permanent, sustainable, positive change in communities and the organizations that serve them. At Community Action we host 8 VISTA members who serve not only at our organization but also with community partners. There is no age limit with VISTA and members serve for 1 year helping stabilize communities, building capacity, and creating infrastructure.