VISTA

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) Program

KHRA’s Resident Initiatives Department has run the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program since 1992. Volunteers with the program work with the Resident Initiatives Department to alleviate poverty by helping low-income people to improve the conditions of their own lives, they work as community builders to address needs of low income and disadvantaged residents, in KHRA’s public housing developments.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.

What VISTA Members Do
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, you’ll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

Visit the Americorps VISTA website

For more information about the KHRA VISTA program, please contact residentinitiatives@kingsporthousing.org.