African-American Youth Harvest Foundation Technology VISTA

City of Austin AmeriCorps VISTA

About the organization

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program that focuses on projects aiming to alleviate poverty in communities across the country. The City of Austin currently has 22 VISTA members serving in departments across the city.

VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to build the capacity for programs to efficiently and effectively reach their goals of serving the community, bringing individuals and communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTAs primarily work on projects and tasks that are considered indirect service; the focus is working to assure projects are sustainable and can reach a larger population of people.


Bolster enrollment in technology certification programs to aid underserved youth in the ability to gain technological knowledge. Evaluate on-boarding process. Research and compile resources for technology programs targeting a variety of age groups, from early childhood to adult education. Participate in advisory and planning groups. Create recommendations to connect clients to technology mentors, businesses for internship opportunities, and other career and leadership planning/coordination. Create partnerships with local schools. Recruit students of different age groups for technology programs. Coordinate outreach for one-on-one and group sessions. Collect and track data to improve AAYHF programs. Bolster marketing and communications efforts to increase awareness and garner buy-in from key stakeholders. Track fundraising campaigns and events such as SECC, technology showcases, annual fundraising event, and other on-line giving campaigns to build organizational capacity.




1314$ per 30 days

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