Solutions Summits & Events


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VISTA National Event Videos

AmeriCorps VISTA's 50th Anniversary National Solutions Summit was held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the National Museum of the American Indian. If you did not make it to the event, you may view our videos from the event below and on our YouTube channel

President Barack Obama

CUPs Coffeehouse

VISTA member Stephanie Lefthand

Harris Wofford

Director of Community Services Dustin Speakman

Professor and Author Stephen Pimpare

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Celebrate & Innovate

Our best ideas are inspired by you. We need you – AmeriCorps VISTA members, leaders, sponsors, alumni, and friends – to get involved. 

How do you get involved?

By hosting events that celebrate AmeriCorps VISTA, explore its impact, and continue its tradition of strong community solutions. We encourage you to convene local leaders and spotlight the work VISTAs are doing (and have done) in your community, or choose a differerent event format that works for you.

The anniversary year is an opportunity to move the anti-poverty mission forward while elevating the visibility of AmeriCorps VISTA.  Be creative in your event planning, and be sure to register and tell us about it!


Find an Event Near You


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We’ll convene Community Solutions Spotlights in five locations across the country:

  • April 24, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
  • June 29, 2015 - Berea, KY
  • August 27, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • October 30, 2015 - Minneapolis, MN 
  • December 3, 2015 - Austin, TX



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Share & Outreach

Make Poverty History during AmeriCorps VISTA's 50th Anniversary Year.

Join AmeriCorps VISTA in celebrating 50 years of service fighting poverty. #VISTA50

Looking for VISTA alumni? Reconnect with friends and innovate solutions to poverty by getting involved. #VISTA50

Write a blog post about your experience
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Organize Your Community


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Tools For Organizing A
Community Solutions Summit Or Event

Interested in organizing a Community Solutions Summit or other event in your community? If so, please let us know.

To organize an event in your community, here's a good place to start:

  1. Recruit a planning committee
  2. Select a date and location
  3. Register your event 
  4. Plan the agenda
  5. Promote the event
  6. Host the event
  7. Follow up!

Review these steps in more detail in our Organizer Kit to help you organize a successful event!

Help Desk

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VISTA 50th Help Desk

Questions? Contact our Help Desk via email at

Organizer Checklist

Solutions Showcase

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How It Works

The Solutions Showcase is an opportunity to share your community designed solutions to poverty - and see how other communities are planning to address poverty in 2015 and beyond.  You can submit photos and videos, highlighting the process of refining and implementing community - based solutions to poverty.  The Showcase will help raise public awareness of AmeriCorps VISTA, stimulate broader and deeper thinking about U.S. poverty, inspire others to serve, and showcase solutions generated throughout this anniversary year.

Our 50th anniversary year will culminate in a showcase event on December 3, 2015 in Austin, TX.  To get involved with this landmark event at the LBJ Library in Austin, please contact

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Car Talk host and VISTA alum, Ray Magliozzi
Voices of VISTA Radio Show: Bobby Darin
Voices of VISTA Radio Show: Otis Redding
Voices of VISTA Radio Show: Simon & Garfunkel
Voices of VISTA Radio Show: The Temptations

Vintage Posters

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VISTA A Good Place to Begin Poster
Even the Odds Poster
VISTA Part of the Solution
Put Yourself Where You Are Needed
Stop Thinking About Poverty Poster
VISTA Putting America Together Poster
VISTA Serving Here Poster
VISTA Building Community Poster
VISTA Building Community Poster
VISTA Difference Poster
VISTA Past Poster
VISTA 1980s Poster
VISTA 30th Anniversary Poster
VISTA 6000 Volunteers Poster

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