Truman Hosts the AmeriCorps*VISTA Program

Truman was recently approved by the Missouri Campus Compact and the Corporation for National and Community Service to participate in a statewide AmeriCorps*VISTA program.

The program is to begin in July, when a VISTA member will be placed on campus to help assess community needs and to help faculty members build civic engagement through service-learning.

The VISTA member will link relevant courses with community agencies in the hopes of tackling poverty and assisting single, head-of-household females with children under the age of 18 living in the home.

The program is set to last three years on each campus. To accommodate unique aspects of rural poverty, Truman's program will also address economic development as a field for service-learning.

Contact Julie Lochbaum at 785.4391 for more information about the AmeriCorps*VISTA program at Truman.
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