Our national service team is gearing up to recruit 153 VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) members – a 33% increase over last year. These national service members receive a modest living allowance in exchange for dedicating one year or one summer of service to improving lives through literacy in low-income communities.
We’re excited to announce that in addition to our established year-long and Summer Reads VISTA programs, we are implementing a third VISTA program in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools and the Corporation for National and Community Service. A group of 14 VISTA members will work with Minneapolis Public Schools to enhance their capacity to communicate with, collaborate with, support and mobilize parents and community members to increase academic success for Minneapolis students. By strengthening family involvement, we aim to narrow achievement gaps across the district.