Progress Reporting

Progress reports

Formal progress reports for each VISTA project are due quarterly. VISTA supervisors should complete these reports with help from the VISTA member. Once the reports are submitted to the Minnesota Literacy Council, we compile them to send to the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The quarterly progress reports should tell the story of your VISTA project's impact, and in turn will help us tell the story of the impact of our Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA program and of AmeriCorps VISTA in general. The style of a quarterly progress report should be similar to that of a grant report.

What's on the quarterly progress report? 

  1. Data reporting. You will be asked to report on data related to numbers of individuals served, numbers of volunteers, and the amount of donations raised.
  2. Narratives. You will be asked to tell the story of your successes and challenges.
  3. Site-specific goal progress. Each VISTA project has set specific milestone goals, reflected in the SuperVAD, that fit into performance measures in one of six service categories, and you will need to report on those measures.
  4. VISTA Days Off. You will need to report on the number of sick days and personal days the VISTA member used during the quarter.

When are the quarterly progress reports due?

·         October 15, 2016 (reporting period: beginning of service through 9/30/16)

·         January 15, 2017 (reporting period: beginning of service through 12/31/16)

·         April 15, 2017 (reporting period: beginning of service through 3/31/17)

·         July 15, 2017 (reporting period: beginning of service through 6/30/17)

·         July 21, 2017 – End of Year/Final Reports due (one week prior to the last day of VISTA service)

End of Service Report

The brief end of service report captures any additional data for the remainder of service (beyond June 30th) and asks for some reflection on the year as a whole.

If you have any questions about reporting, please do not hesitate to contact the Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA staff.