What sets CCMA apart from other AmeriCorps programs?
As an intermediary sponsor, CCMA is able to provide a support system for both the VISTA member throughout their year of service and personalized support for the site as it applies for the grant. The CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA programming is dedicated to working toward equity as well as learning together about how to collaborate and communicate effectively. To this end, we provide scaffolding programming with our JEDI and Collective Impact initiatives in the form of year-long professional development. Through CCMA, we are also able to offer a network of other VISTA members, supervisors, and professionals doing similar work, which can strengthen the project, provide connections for collaboration, and professional opportunities for the future.
Benefits of hosting a CCMA VISTA project
Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) offers its member institutions a grant opportunity for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position (for up to 3 years) to start or expand a campus-community anti-poverty partnership. This grant is currently valued at approximately $60,000/year or $180,000 over 3 years. The value of the grant is only one of the benefits of hosting a CCMA VISTA member: