AmeriCorps VISTA

St. Mary's University of Minnesota

About the organization

As a Lasallian Catholic university based in both Winona and the Twin Cities, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks to provide an excellent educational experience while upholding respect for the dignity of all individuals, building inclusive, participatory community through ecumenical and inter-religious openness, being in solidarity with the poor, and advocating for those suffering from injustices. Our Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP), in the heart of the Phillips-West neighborhood in Minneapolis, offers programs to adult students. We are committed to addressing present-day challenges by striving to remain affordable for students & through distinctiveness in structure. Many of our students & those in the surrounding community face struggles related to accessing resources to meet basic needs. The VISTA would help us address these challenges by increasing access to services and resources.


Member Duties: Increase retention and program completion rates for low-income students by enhancing access to basic need supports, and promoting access to culturally-responsive and culturally-appropriate mental health counseling, food support, cash assistance, and other services to address basic needs and stability for low-income students, students experiencing distress, and low-income residents of the surrounding community. This includes conducting a needs assessment, planning and implementing resource fairs, research, working with community partners and student groups, among other activities.


College Graduate
Minimum Age: 18



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Program Benefits: Training, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, bus pass, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage*, Education award upon successful completion of service, Relocation Allowance.

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

Service Areas: Health, Hunger, Homelessness, Education, Housing, Community Outreach.

Skills: Computers/Technology, Fundraising/Grant Writing, General Skills, Public Health, Social Services, Community Organization, Communications, Public Speaking, Writing/Editing.

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