NC Campus Compact
VISTA Host Campuses
NC Campus Compact VISTAs fight poverty
The 2013-2014 VISTA Host Site application is now available!
The submission deadline is February 22, 2013.
Host Site Applicant Technical Assistance Calls will be held January 23 & 29.
Request for Proposals Timeline
January 8 ........ 2013-2014 Host Site Application released
January 23 ...... Technical assistance session for Host Site Applicants (10 AM)
January 29 ...... Technical assistance session for Host Site Applicants (1 PM)
February 22 .... Proposals due
March 8 ........... Host Sites notified of VISTA award, candidate recruitment begins
April 5 ............. Signed Memorandum of Agreement due
June 1 ............ Deadline for Host Sites to submit VISTA nomination
July 1 ............. Administrative fee due
Early August ... New VISTAs attend CNCS Pre-Service Orientation (PSO)
Mid-August ..... New VISTAs arrive on site
Mid-August ..... All VISTAs and Supervisors attend NC Campus Compact VISTA Orientation
The host site application and additional materials should be submitted via email to:
Chad Fogleman, NC Campus Compact Program Coordinator
What do VISTAs do?
An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves full-time (40 hours/week) for one year to develop or expand programs that fight poverty. VISTAs cannot provide direct service; instead they build the capacity of host sites and partners to better serve low-income people and address poverty-related needs.
Campus Compact VISTAs build a campus/community partnership by taking on different capacity-building activities such as: recruiting or training volunteers, writing grants and soliciting donations, creating publicity and outreach materials, conducting needs assessments and asset profiles, establishing sustainable systems and structures. The specific activities of the VISTA depend on the project goals.
Who can apply to host a VISTA?
NC Campus Compact member campuses may apply with a community partner OR community-based organizations may apply with a member campus partner. VISTAs should spend time on-site regularly with both partners.
If our site has hosted a VISTA in the past, do we need to re-apply?
If your site currently hosts a Campus Compact VISTA, you must re-apply, but you will have the option to omit some proposal elements. All others must complete the full application.
What kinds of projects will NC Campus Compact support?
Applicants must propose a project that builds a campus/community partnership to address one or two of these 3 focus areas:
VISTAs may also organize events for national days of service, including MLK Day of Service.
How long is a VISTA project?
VISTA projects typically span 3 years. In years 2 & 3, host sites may submit a continuation application. At the end of year 3, the VISTA resource will be phased out, or the host site may submit a new application proposing a different project. Receiving a VISTA in any year does not oblige a host site to seek a VISTA in subsequent years, nor does granting a VISTA in any year oblige Campus Compact to award a VISTA placement in future years.
How long can a VISTA member serve?
Campus Compact VISTAs serve one-year terms that typically begin and end in August. Members may re-enroll as a VISTA (at the same or different host site) for up to 5 years, but may only take 2 education awards.
How much does it cost to host a VISTA?
To support a VISTA placement, the host site must:
VISTAs receive a living stipend from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which may also pay relocation expenses. NC Campus Compact provides candidate recruitment services and training and networking opportunities for in-service VISTAs.
Host Site Applicants must also submit:
Some pages in the application require signatures. You may submit these pages electronically as scanned documents, or you may send a hard copy of these signature pages to:
NC Campus Compact, Attn: Chad Fogleman, CB#2257, Elon, NC 27244
These calls are for VISTA Host Site Applicants preparing the 2013-14 host site proposal. These sessions will review the host site application and offer resources and guidance for completing the proposal. Each session will include an online meeting (using Adobe Connect) and simultaneous conference call. Campus and community host site applicants and partners are invited to join.
Call Dates: 1/23 at 10 AM, 1/29 at 1 PM
Conference Call Number: 877-563-3138
Participant Code: 14
To join the meeting: http://elonuniv.adobeconnect.com/vistahostapplicantta/
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
Test your connection: http://elonuniv.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
For more information about hosting a NC Campus Compact VISTA, contact:
Chad Fogleman, Program Coordinator, at 336-278-7197.