Violence Prevention AmeriCorps VISTA

Kansas City Public Library

About the organization

The Kansas City Public Library has been granted the opportunity by the Corporation for National and Community Service to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) intermediary sponsor—The Library VISTA Project. As an intermediary, the Library partners with local organizations serving as AmeriCorps VISTA member host sites. AmeriCorps VISTA members provide a year of service, bringing their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. Library VISTA Project members serve in a professional setting building partnerships, raising awareness, writing grants, and organizing volunteers.


The vision of the Violence Prevention AmeriCorps VISTA will be to build capacity to prevent multiple forms of violence in the Kansas City community. The VISTA member will engage community partners in a planning effort to develop a community level violence prevention plan. The VISTA will be engaged in participating in local committees/coalitions, developing prevention strategies such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, and developing program evaluation and sustainability plans.


Be 18 years or older.
Pass a national service criminal history check.
Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US national, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and person residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.


$1000/ monthly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Living Allowance – A modest bi-weekly living allowance of $479.08 to cover basic expenses.
End of Service Award – Choose between a Segal Education Award of $6,195 to pay for a range of education experiences or a cash stipend of $1,800.
Healthcare Benefit – limited

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