CENTRAL VALLEY BUSINESS DIVERSITY AMERICORPS VISTA PROGRAM

VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs.

 

Today, more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA taps the skills, talents and passion of more than 7,000 Americans annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty.

 

By serving with AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. And, you’ll find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality.

 

BECOME AN AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER

AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. 

VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA Nationally

CENTRAL VALLEY BUSINESS DIVERSITY AMERICORPS VISTA COHORT

We are excited to continue as the Sponsoring, Intermediary Organization for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Our project sites are specifically concentrating on capacity building, access to capital,  community and economic development, and workforce development.

 

The Central Valley Business Diversity Project currently includes 4 local partners, housing AmeriCorps VISTA members.

 

Subsidiary Organization: (click to learn more about our partners)

 

The anticipated outcomes of the Central Valley Business Diversity VISTA Project are:

  1. Expanding the impact of the Central Valley Business Diversity Project by building the capacity of participating organizations to serve the targeted service population(s).

  2. Developing and distributing resources for self-employed individuals and business owners to locate and utilize resources available to them.

  3. Increasing the competitiveness of underutilized firms from disadvantaged communities for public and private contracts who then in turn create and retain local jobs.

  4. Connecting and preparing hard-to-employ and under-employed populations with employers who are ready to receive individuals with traditional job barriers.

  5. Creating online resources to connect local business and employers to vendors and job seekers.

For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program visit here.

ABOUT US

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce is a locally-based membership organization with a global reach advancing the interests of the greater African-American business community.

ADDRESS

1444 Fulton Street Ste. 206

 Fresno, CA 93721

559-441-7929

info@fmbcc.com