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Announcing 16-17 PACC*VISTA Host Site Institutions & Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

In conjunction with the PA State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) is pleased to announce the following 2016-2017 PACC*VISTA opportunities. With the main goal of eradicating poverty and building long-term capacity for communities, PACC*VISTA members serve across Pennsylvania at institutions of higher education and respective community partners. Twenty-nine positions and one VISTA Leader position are available in the 2016-2017 program year in four main focus areas: Education: K-12 Readiness & Success and Post-Secondary Readiness & Success; Healthy Futures: Nutritious Food Access & Education and Access to Health Care; Economic Opportunity, and Veterans and Military Families

For additional information about PACC or the overarching PACC*VISTA program, please visit our website at www.paccompact.org or contact Sarah Garnitz at sgarnitz@paccompact.org. For more information about specific service opportunities, please see the attached 2016-2017 project abstracts listed in ABC order by focus area.

Interested in Applying? 2016-2017 PACC*VISTA term of service:
 July 25, 2016 - July 24, 2017 which includes a mandatory Pre-Service Orientation led by PACC and CNCS beginning on July 18, 2016.

To apply for a PACC*VISTA position, click here: https://my.americorps. gov/mp/listing/ publicRequestSearch.do and search for “PACC” under “Program Name”

2016-17 PACC*VISTA benefits include:     

  • Annual living allowance of $11,676 or $12,312
  • End of Service Award - Education Award of $5,775 or Cash Stipend of $1,500 – with successful completion of service term 
  • Healthcare Allowance to AmeriCorps*VISTA members who maintain health insurance. Member must be covered by health insurance that meets Affordable Care Act requirements or will be subject to a fee. 
  • Relocation support and child care benefits, if eligible
  • Professional development and support from PA Campus Compact (3 overnight retreats, regular conference calls and emails, site visits, and regional meetings)
  • Additional resources may be provided by specific institution or project such as housing, meal plan, transportation pass, and tuition remission on a class within the institution
Please share this widely with your networks and connections Thank you for your continued partnership. 
PACC Staff