AmeriCorps VISTA

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The Nashman Center 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.

Through this collaboration we recruit and train federally funded VISTA members who serve in DCPS Central Office, schools, and at GW. School-Community Liaison VISTAs build capacity by working directly with school personnel and community organizations as well as the GW community to cultivate partnerships, create volunteer programs, and collaborating with the community to develop engaging enrichment programs for DC youth. Within DCPS Central Office, our VISTAs work to create and maintain systems informed by experience, research, and best practices. Lastly, VISTA members placed at GW help to build capacity by connecting the community with campus resources through service- learning courses, nonprofit partnerships, recruiting student volunteers, etc.


Benefits of VISTA Service

  • Biweekly Living Allowance of $1037 (before taxes)
  • $7,395 Education Award available upon completion of service
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Healthcare
  • Paid Leave
  • On-Site Training and Ongoing Professional Development
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility for federal positions
  • Paid transportation for work-related travel
  • Paid interest for Student Loans

Apply now to help create equitable solutions in Washington, D.C. schools and communities!

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We are actively recruiting for the following positions through the GWServes AmeriCorps VISTA program: 

School Community Liaison

Serve directly with a DCPS school to build capacity by cultivating partnerships with community-based organizations, conducting community outreach, recruiting volunteers, increasing parent/family engagement, etc.

ArtReach Program Fellow

Serve with ArtReachGW at THEARC to enhance existing after-school and community partnerships to provide arts education, workforce skills development and art therapy.

School Partnerships Fellow (DCPS Central Office)

Serve with the DCPS Office of Engagement and Partnerships to expand its capacity to cultivate and support school partnerships with local community organizations and government agencies.

Connected Schools Fellow

Serve with the DCPS Office of School Improvements and Supports to increase the capacity of the DCPS Connected Schools Initiative through the creation of new tools, working with data systems and developing communications campaigns.

Community Engagement and Outreach

Fellow (GW Nashman Center)- collaborate with the Nashman Center, GW community, and community-based partners to manage and evaluate strategic partnerships, recruit and train volunteers, and support community outreach efforts.

Volunteer with our Program Partners

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

Volunteering Opportunities



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.