OneStar serves as a sponsor organization for AmeriCorps VISTA, placing AmeriCorps VISTA members with host site organizations throughout the state of Texas. Managing an AmeriCorps VISTA Project allows OneStar to leverage additional AmeriCorps resources in creating pathways for individuals to engage and support organizations in accelerating their impact.
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program administered directly by AmeriCorps, the agency. VISTA projects are designed to build capacity and infrastructure to help more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
In the last year, the OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA Project has accomplished the following achievements:
A few of our OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA members share in their own words about the transformative experience of serving with nonprofits and agencies in Texas working to eliminate poverty.