Host a VISTA

We offer two types of AmeriCorps VISTA programs

What kind of VISTA is the best fit?*

If your organization:

If your program:

  • Serves individuals living in poverty.
  • Wants to expand or improve upon its ability to address the literacy needs of children, adults or families from low-income communities.*
  • Has an idea for Literacy Leaders to complete a three year capacity-building project to increase effectiveness of literacy-focused programs, and/or to develop new or expand existing services.
  • Has the ability to provide consistent on-site supervision and support to a Literacy Leader year-round.
  • Serves children entering grades K-4 from low-income families.
  • Runs during the summer months, June to August.
  • Is looking to provide a clear focus on literacy and reading enrichment.
  • Has a need and opportunities for members to serve directly as tutors or program facilitators.
  • Is able to offer consistent support and guidance to Summer Reads members over the summer.

Then consider hosting a Minnesota Literacy Leader

Then consider hosting Summer Reads


*Keep in mind: organizations may host both a Literacy Leader and Summer Reads members!