Croft News
January 27, 2017

Learn About The North Mississippi VISTA Project

Friday, January 27, 12:00 noon, The Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107)

If you aren’t 100% sure what you want to do after graduation, you need to come to the AmeriCorps VISTA information session we will be holding in Croft 107 at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 27.  Steven Mockler, a 2015 Croft graduate and AmeriCorps VISTA Leader of the North Mississippi VISTA Project, will talk about the opportunities to serve as a VISTA here in Oxford and in the surrounding area, about the VISTA program in general, and about other opportunities for experience in the non-profit sector after graduation.

The North Mississippi VISTA Project

Every year, hundreds of recent college graduates answer the call to national service, dedicating a year to serving in high need areas. The North Mississippi VISTA Project, housed here at the University of Mississippi, places VISTAs throughout Mississippi to build sustainable systems for fighting poverty through education. 

Our VISTA members build capacity by developing new, meaningful, and sustainable connections between our university, with its abundant resources, and the schools, education agencies, and community organizations already working to move the people of our region toward academic success and higher education. 

AmeriCorps VISTA, often called the “Domestic Peace Corps,” is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. Here are a few of the benefits of serving:

  • Living stipend
  • Education award (can be applied to existing, qualifying student loans or future graduate studies)
  • Health benefits
  • Expansive VISTA alumni network
  • Non-competitive eligibility in qualifying federal jobs
  • Experiences that will position students for future success in their career or graduate studies

Visit http://vista.olemiss.edu/ for more information.