AmeriCorps VISTA Program


Saint Mary's College of California (SMC) is teaming up with AmeriCorps VISTA to strengthen partnerships between higher education and nonprofit organizations in an effort to alleviate poverty and create positive social change.

We host a yearly multi-campus program in which 15 AmeriCorps VISTA Members serve at nonprofit organizations partnering with SMC, Sonoma State University (SSU), Stanford University, University of San Diego (USD), and University of San Francisco (USF).

VISTAs make a year-long (52 weeks), full-time (40 hours per week) commitment to serve on specific projects at nonprofit organizations. They endeavor to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of agencies that provide education & health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

CausesGeneral Advocacy Children & Youth College Readiness Community Computers & Technology Economic Development General Education Employment Food Insecurity, Hunger Homeless & Housing Literacy Marginalized Populations Media & Broadcasting Non-Profit Business Services Poverty & Basic Needs Professional Development Social Justice Student Fieldwork Workforce Development
Sustainable Development Goals