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 the 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 collaborate with the community to develop engaging enrichment programs for DC youth. Within the 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

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.