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Why Host an AmeriCorps VISTA?

What is a VISTA?

An AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) is a volunteer that serves a 1- year term of service while focusing on capacity building for an organization, not direct service. VISTA members receive benefits including a living allowance, health and dental coverage, training, and the choice of a Segal Education Award or end-of-service stipend. Members are local or national recruits and many are between 18-24 years old, although the program also attracts older adults as well. The value of a VISTA member is estimated to be $23.56/hour, which is $46,904 a year at no cost to the organization they are placed at.

What can they do for your Club?

An AmeriCorps VISTA is great for Boys & Girls Clubs because they can accomplish a wide range of tasks. They can secure resources to start a gardening program that Club staff will implement to teach members about healthy living and eating, work on grant writing to bring more funds in to the Club, and can work on community outreach and public relations to spread the influence of the Club. The VISTA member’s job is to build the capacity of your Club so that more youth can be reached through new and improved programs.


Navigating BGCA’s Updated Frequently Cited Statistics

When seeking support from local/national stakeholders and the federal government, it is critical to have the most up to date research and facts that demonstrate your organization’s efforts benefit youth in measurable ways. This past January, Boys & Girls Clubs of America released an updated, streamlined Frequently Cited Statistics (FCS), as well as a guide for finding similar state and local statistics that can be used when making a case for your organization. For information on how your Club can effectively use FCS, continue reading below!

What is FCS?

FCS is a resource designed to help your organization communicate the need for Boys & Girls Clubs locally and nationally. These statistics have each been thoroughly researched and updated from reliable resources that include the U.S. Census, MetroTrends,, U.S. Department of Education (ED) Data Express, among others. Information from these sources have also been used in BGCA promotional collateral publications, funding proposals and other communication materials, so your organization can rest assured that everything is up to date and reliable.

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2374