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
VISTA member Stephanie Lefthand
Director of Community Services Dustin Speakman
Professor and Author Stephen Pimpare
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!
We’ll convene Community Solutions Spotlights in five locations across the country:
To organize an event in your community, here's a good place to start:
Review these steps in more detail in our Organizer Kit to help you organize a successful event!
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 TX@cns.gov.
With your help, AmeriCorps VISTA can create even more innovative, effective programming in the future. Your contribution will be used to support VISTA members and the communities they serve.
Please follow these four simple steps to donate: