Iowa Campus Compact Accepting Applications for New AmeriCorps and VISTA Host Sites

For immediate release, November 10, 2016:

Iowa Campus Compact (IACC) announced today the opportunity for higher education members and community organizations (including nonprofits and governments) to apply to host AmeriCorps and VISTA National Service members.

Higher education institutions can apply to host part-time AmeriCorps members, full-time AmeriCorps members, and/or full-time VISTA members. Nonprofit and government organizations that partner with higher education institutions can apply to host full-time VISTA members. All members focus on capacity building and the VISTA program is also specifically an anti-poverty initiative.

Host sites receive support and provide a $6,000 cost share as well as documented in-kind match. This call is for potentially interested sites to complete an initial pre-application that asks just a few questions about focus and outcomes. From there, IACC will work with sites to determine if the program is a good fit and gather additional information.

Both of the application instructions are linked below and you can find a link to the online application form within those instructions. Questions can be directed to Iowa Campus Compact Assistant Director Justin Ellis at (515) 235-4681 or jellis {at} iwcc(.)edu.

A technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 10 AM CST. Register here. A recording of this webinar will be made available shortly after the call is completed.

Iowa Campus Compact is a statewide association of college and university presidents providing leadership for the civic mission of higher education. We strengthen the capacity of our public, private, and two-year institution members to prepare all students to become engaged citizens. IACC supports the integration of community service into the cultures of its member campuses by facilitating collaboration, sponsoring programs, advocating policy, and promoting public awareness.

In support of the vision and mission, Iowa Campus Compact manages the Iowa College AmeriCorps Program and the VISTA Program through support from the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.