Literacy VISTA

Need

In 2010, 74 percent of Minnesota nonprofits reported an increase in demand for services. AmeriCorps*VISTA members can offer full-time capacity building support for a small stipend and education award.

Services

Our Literacy VISTA members commit one year of service to do "behind-the-scenes" work in literacy programs for children, adolescents and adults across the state of Minnesota.  VISTA members create, strengthen, or expand new programming, conduct outreach and marketing, develop resources and create volunteer programs. These efforts allow organizations to expand and improve literacy services for low-income communities.

Outcomes

In 2010-2011, Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA members recruited, trained and supported a total of 3,556 volunteers. These volunteers served a total of 71,926 hours in tutoring and mentoring students. VISTA members developed a total of $210,862 in cash resources and a total value of $106,545 in non-cash (in-kind) donations for the programs they served.

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