How Will I Know If I Built Capacity?

picture - VISTA precariously holding up boxes Capacity building means working with project staff and the community to create, expand, or strengthen systems and processes to:

  • Increase an organization’s effectiveness
  • Reduce poverty in the community

The next section has three scenarios about capacity building. Decide if the VISTAs achieved that goal and consider:

  • What will the projects look like after the VISTAs depart?
  • What will the VISTAs leave behind for their organizations?
  • What products, knowledge, and relationships will the VISTAs transfer to the communities?
  • What does a successful VISTA project look like?