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?
To 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.
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Current VISTA Partner Sites:
Black Cat Music Cooperative
Camp Vigil Tate
Clay County Schools
Diaper Drop Charities
Future of Nursing
Grow Ohio Valley
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
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