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?