Applications Being Accepted from Organizations Wanting To Host VISTA Members

Nov. 11, 2014 — The Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA project, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is accepting applications from organizations in Crawford and Erie Counties interested in hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member beginning in July 2015. Approximately 30 grant awards are available.

Now in its 11th year serving northwest Pennsylvania, Lake Effect Leaders places VISTAs at 501(c)(3) organizations, schools and government offices with the goal of reducing poverty by helping nonprofits to build their capacity to effectively deliver their programs.

These competitive awards are granted based upon the quality of the project and its alignment with focus areas determined by CNCS. Focus areas include economic opportunity, education, access to food and health care, and assistance for veterans and military families.

Host sites interested in applying for an AmeriCorps VISTA member should contact Erin O’Day-Frye at 814-332-5318 or Concept applications are due December 1, 2014. Additional information can be found on the project’s website: