PCEMA was awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA member position for the 2011-2012 program year. The Washington Service Corps (WSC) handles all administrative benefits of the AmeriCorps VISTA program. The WSC is administered by the Washington State Employment Security Department with federal funding provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a non-profit organization or local government agency, working to strengthen community groups, build organizational capacity, help communities respond to disasters, and much more. For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program visit http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp.