AmeriCorps VISTA Project

​​​​​​​​​​West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth provides VISTA resources to children and youth serving organizations that demonstrate an anti-poverty focus in West Virginia. Promise VISTA members are placed throughout the state in child/youth serving organizations to develop and enhance educational programs focusing on fulfilling the Five Promises.  Members identify, enhance and increase community awareness to mobilize communities to provide the Promises to children and youth and to sustain programs by increasing funding to support program development.

VISTA resources are used to provide a sustainable solution to poverty, not just making poverty more tolerable.  All Promise VISTA Site Projects must be developed in accordance with AmeriCorps VISTA’s core principles: an anti-poverty focus; community empowerment; sustainable solutions; and capacity building.

How can your organization apply for a VISTA resource?
To be eligible for a VISTA resource, your organization must be a public, private, or faith-based nonprofit, or a local, state, or federal agency. If your organization is interested in becoming a Partner Host Site for a Promise VISTA please fill out the
 2022 WV's Promise Site Application-Yearlong VISTA.pdf

How do candidates apply to serve as a VISTA member?
apply as an AmeriCorps VISTA candidate, and register by completing your profile, username and password. Return to the "My AmeriCorps" portal, sign-in, and complete your online application. After your online application is complete, you can submit it to West Virginia’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth or other projects. Steps to Applying 2021 For Candidates Sites.pdf will assist in the process.

The VISTA Summer Associate AmeriCorps VISTA program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing VISTA project for 8, 9, 10 weeks during the summer. 

2017-2019 Biennial Report

2015-2016 Biennial Report

West Virginia's Promise - State Office 

Current VISTA Partner Sites: 

Black Cat Music Cooperative ​

Camp Vigil Tate​   

Clay County Schools

Diaper Drop Charities ​  

Future of Nursing    

Grow Ohio Valley​    

HoH-Share  ​

Inspiring Dreams Network​

Keys 4 Healthy Kids​  

Laughlin Memorial Chapel

Monroe County Technical Center ​

Morgan County Starting Points ​ 

North Elementary School

OH-WV Youth Leadership Association​  

Pollen 8​​

The Town of Gassaway

Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center   

WVU Extension Service

Wyoming County Prevention Coalition Power House ​

Youth Services System, Inc  

Zion Child Development Center​