AmeriCorps VISTA

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The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service and DC Public Schools (DCPS) collaborate on an AmeriCorps VISTA program. Our VISTA members come to DC from around the world to fight poverty by leveraging community partnerships and recruiting volunteers to increase opportunities and access in Title I schools across the district. VISTA Members who participate in the program are eligible for a number of benefits available including: a monthly living allowance, healthcare, the choice between an education award or stipend upon completion of their term, etc.

Through this collaboration we recruit and train federally-funded VISTA members who serve in DCPS schools, DCPS Central Office, and community organizations. School-Community Liaison VISTAs build capacity by working directly with school personnel and community organizations as well as with GW faculty and students to cultivate partnerships, develop volunteer programs, and collaborate with the community to create sustainable solutions. Within DCPS Central Office, our VISTAs work to create and maintain systems and curriculum informed by experience, research, and best practices. Lastly, we place VISTA members with community-based organizations with shared goals in educational equity.

The GW Nashman Center also operates a national Jumpstart AmeriCorps program which enrolls full time GW students in part-time service. Please visit the Jumpstart page here.

Apply Now to the GWServes AmeriCorps VISTA Program!

We are actively recruiting recent college graduates and professionals for the following full-time positions:

Volunteer with our Program Partners

Check out the VISTA Program volunteer opportunities with our community partners on GivePulse.

Volunteering Opportunities

Benefits of VISTA Service

  • Bi-weekly Living Allowance
  • Professional Development
  • Networking
  • Federal Non-Competitive Eligibility
  • Healthcare
  • Student Loan Forbearance, if applicable
  • Relocation Assistance, if eligible
  • Child Care Assistance, if applicable
  • Education Award or Cash Stipend


Start your application today at the links above or contact Charity Eddleman for more information.



Contact Charity Eddleman at [email protected] or 202-994-7981.