AmeriCorps VISTA

Drake University

About the organization

Drake University seeks to redress historic injustices and uphold equity and inclusion as one of the highest values. The development of the CORE scholars pipeline directly aligns with this mission and seeks to further higher education opportunities for historically marginalized groups.

This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. There are three focus areas, this project being in the Education Corps, which supports sites in long-term approaches to issues related to K-12 educational success and college access including literacy programs.


Member Duties: The VISTA Will: 1) Identify students of color to participate in the program in order to help them successfully transition to college. 2) Develop relationships between Central Iowa high schools and Drake to create a sustainable program. 3) Identify topics for the basis of programming and identifying subject matter experts to lead those sessions. 4) Develop a strategic plan for the development of the program. 5) Assist students who are vulnerable to prepare for, and enroll in college.


College Graduate


Approximately $12,500

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Meal PlanORHousing Support; $1500 in PD, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Training, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible.

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Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.

Service Areas: Children/Youth, Community Outreach, Education.

Skills: Teaching/Tutoring, Conflict Resolution, Writing/Editing, Youth Development, Team Work, General Skills, Education, Leadership, Recruitment, Community Organization.

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