AMERICORPS VISTA

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MOST Network proudly serves as a statewide intermediary sponsor for AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting more and better out of school time (OST) programs for Maryland youth.

MOST VISTAs are full-time, paid national service members, who serve with an organization for a one-year project term. VISTAs find creative and lasting solutions to build capacity for OST and youth development organizations.

Having served the region for nearly a decade, our AmeriCorps VISTA program members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.

Program Goals:

  • Inspire the future STEM workforce by engaging youth in high quality STEM learning opportunities.​
  • Support summer programming to combat learning loss and provide healthy, enriching activities for students.  ​
  • Launch innovative projects that expand access, improve quality, facilitate collaboration, and create new initiatives for OST programs statewide.​
  • Develop a diverse, equity-centered workforce to strengthen the capacity of the youth development field to meet the needs of  communities impacted by poverty.​

Program Highlights:

  • 150 VISTA members successfully placed at project sites throughout Maryland.
  •  25+ VISTA members placed in the 2023.
  • $4 million leveraged through fundraising efforts.
  • 4200 community volunteers recruited and managed for 20,000 hours of service.
  • 14,000 youth served annually as a result of VISTA projects.
                                         
VISTA Member Testimonials

“I loved the Maryland 4 Youth conference last November. I like how approachable and supportive the MOST team were during the racial inequity crisis that impacted the nation, through check-ins, providing VISTA professional development resources, granting me the chance to meet top AmeriCorps Leadership, and generally caring about my me and my cohort.”

-MOST Cohort Member, 2019

 

“I definitely feel that this year was successful. I obtained a lot of skills and knowledge that has helped me for my future career.”

-MOST Cohort Member, 2020

 

“Just knowing that I could reach out with any questions to MOST VISTA Team was hugely helpful. Being so far away from MOST, having them as quick-responders via email was great!”

-MOST Cohort Member, 2021

 

Project Testimonials

“From the orientation for organizations and site supervisors to the sharing of well-triaged VISTA candidates to the ongoing support for the VISTA and the hosting organization-I have been impressed and appreciative of the MOST administration’s care, wisdom, and support throughout the years. MOST VISTAs have helped AOB to strengthen our youth-centered programming, providing our primarily BIPOC population of creative constituents with resources and opportunities that their more affluent peers often have access to.”

-Arts on The Block

 

 

Questions about applying to be a VISTA or becoming a sponsor site?

Contact Andrew Neuman at Aneuman@MOSTNetwork.org.

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