US2020's mission is amplified by the national service work of AmeriCorps VISTAs! Serving full-time for a year long term, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers build capacity in our partner organizations by strengthening, expanding, and increasing the reach of anti-poverty initiatives via STEM mentoring opportunities for under-represented, underserved, and/or low-income youth. Through their efforts, the capabilities of partner organizations, and their surrounding communities’ support, they are able to address the community's needs in a sustainable way.
Currently, we are fortunate to have several VISTAs serve in various cities across the nation with Citizen Schools and US2020 City Network partners. They are an integral part of US2020's STEM mentoring work and build capacity for their host and sites by: recruiting volunteers, organizing fundraisers, developing community partnerships, and collecting data among other duties.
Throughout their service year, our AmeriCorps VISTA's have the opportunity to take part in many different training and professional development activities, including professional skill building workshops on topics like project management, event planning, and any other topics that may be of interest.
Citizen Schools & US2020 Are Recruiting AmeriCorps VISTAs
Citizen Schools, US2020, and our partners are seeking talented individuals who are committed to service, impacting issues of poverty, movement building, and STEM! Check back here throughout the year for updated listings and more information about how you can apply!
Note that typically applications are accepted March-June, with start dates and mandatory attendance at a preservice orientation (PSO) required in July, with some exceptions for certain positions. Service terms are a full 365 days and participants receive a bi-weekly living allowance during their terms. Following the completion of their service, participants also receive either an education award or end of service stipend.
Learn more about national service as an AmeriCorps VISTA and benefits for serving by visiting the AmeriCorps VISTA webpage here.