Each month, the AmeriCorps VISTA management team provides sponsors with important program updates and answers questions from participants. Recordings of recent calls are accessible here.
May 19, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Join this monthly Zoom meeting for all VISTA sponsors and supervisors to hear the latest from the VISTA management team on the VISTA program updates, CNCS news, and any updates related to COVID-19.
Dial in number: 1-833-568-8864 (alternate number 1-669-254-5252)
April 21, 2021
Learn about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and how it will impact the AmeriCorps VISTA program. And get program updates related to COVID-19 and outreach and recruitment.
February 17, 2021
Meet Meg Ansara, the new director of AmeriCorps VISTA, and hear updates about a survey about the experience of VISTA sponsors and upcoming outreach and recruitment activities.
January 13, 2021
Learn about the Schools of National Service initiative that brings greater benefits to AmeriCorps alums and institutions of higher education and hear a farewell from AmeriCorps Director Desiree Tucker Sorini.
November 18, 2020
Hear Dr. Pamela Paxton, researcher at the University of Texas Austin, share findings from her research into the impact VISTA members have on the organizations where they serve.
October 21, 2020
Get a detailed review of the guidleines for implementing the new AmeriCorps branding and hear answers to questions from other sponsors about using the logo and applying the branding at their projects.
September 16, 2020
Learn about the opening of the final two regional offices, get a preview of the VISTA Progress Report Supplement that's due in November, and take a closer look at the agency's new AmeriCorps branding that launches Sept. 29, along with the new logos, language, and member gear.
There was not a VISTA Sponsor Call this month.
July 15, 2020
This edition includes an update on the CNCS branding initiative, including a preview of the new brand architecture that CNCS will unveil in September. Other updates include information on the agency's work on diversity and inclusion, and a recap of the recent increase in the VISTA member living allowance.
June 17, 2020
Updates during this call include a preview of the process for review and adjustment of the VISTA member living allowance, policy changes related to COVID-19, training updates, and information on obtaining free face masks.
May 20, 2020
This edition includes a presentation from David Bobanick, Executive Director of Harvest Against Hunger, a VISTA sponsor, about their experiences engaging VISTA members, Summer Associates, and NCCC teams. The VISTA Management Team provides COVID-19-related updates on VISTA leader eligibility, cost share, teleservice, VISTA assignments, and emergency leave, as well as an update on the CNCS Transformation and Sustainability Plan.
April 15, 2020
CNCS CEO Barbara Stewart discusses opportunities to engage Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, the opening of second phase regional offices, and the final report from the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. VISTA Director Desiree Tucker Sorini provides updates on cost share, support grants, Summer Assoicates, and teleservice resources for VISTA supervisors, and the team answers participant questions.
April 1, 2020
The VISTA Management Team summarizes key elements of the CNCS and VISTA Frequently Asked Questions addressing program changes in response to the coronavirus, provides updates on pending changes, and answers participant questions.
March 18, 2020
VISTA Director Desiree Tucker-Sorini outlines the agency's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to date and explains new policies regarding teleservice and emergency leave. (NOTE: This recording is missing the first few minutes of the call due to an error in the Zoom system.)