Solid Ground sponsors AmeriCorps and VISTA programs, placing National Service volunteers in a wide variety of nonprofit groups, schools, public agencies and faith-based organizations in our community:
focus: anti-poverty related issues
site application deadline: July 1, 2013
program start date: August 2013
program end date: August 2014
Site Application Packet – MLK VISTA
The Martin Luther King VISTA Program is an anti-poverty program, which focuses resources on building capacity to address problems faced by low-income communities. VISTAs serve with public or private non-profit agencies working to alleviate or address poverty-related problems. VISTA projects are focused on sustainability – creating long-term solutions to problems confronting low-income communities rather than short-term approaches for handling emergency needs.
The MLK VISTA Program is looking for projects that reflect a commitment to engaging community members and that work from within communities to address community needs. The following is a sample of what MLK VISTAs do in our communities today:
- MLK VISTAs work to prevent homelessness and preserve low-income housing.
- MLK VISTAs build the capacity of community agencies and programs to serve the needs of low-income individuals and families.
- MLK VISTAs develop and expand programs that provide low-income individuals with both the tools and skills they need to compete for jobs and resources in a high-tech age.
- MLK VISTAs provide opportunities for low-income families and individuals to begin building financial assets through programs such as Individual Development Accounts, Earned Income Tax Credit education and financial literacy.
Questions? Contact the MLK VISTA Program Coordinator.
With Solid Ground as the local sponsor, AmeriCorps members are placed each year in Bellevue, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle, Shoreline and Tukwila area schools to support children's reading improvement. The application process to become a Reading Corps school is coordinated through:
Luisa Sanchez Nilsen, Elementary Reading Specialist
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Mailing AmeriCorps Programs
Address: Solid Ground
1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-6708