AmeriCorps VISTA Network

Housing Action Illinois manages a network of 30 full-year AmeriCorps VISTA Members and 30+ VISTA Summer Associates placed with our member organizations around the state. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to end poverty. Our VISTAs fill a wide variety of roles, but all are aimed at helping our communities thrive. We’re very proud of what our current and past VISTAs have accomplished.

Apply Today to Serve as a VISTA in Our Network

Many of our host sites are now accepting applications for their full-year or summer VISTA positions.

Want to hear from others who have hosted a VISTA? Check out AmeriCorps VISTA supervisor testimonials here.
From Galas to Games: Centro Romero Summer VISTAs Adapt During Pandemic

From Galas to Games: Centro Romero Summer VISTAs Adapt During Pandemic

With a degree in theater from the University of Chicago and a love of technology, Fundraising VISTA Summer Associate Elisabeth Del Toro has helped to turn Centro Romero’s upcoming annual gala into a video extravaganza. Feeling inspired by what other actors are doing...

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 – 2021 VISTA Positions

Now Accepting Applications for 2020 – 2021 VISTA Positions

Each year, Housing Action Illinois helps place approximately 30 full-year AmeriCorps VISTA Members and 30+ VISTA Summer Associates with our member organizations around the state. We're excited to start recruiting for our 2020 - 2021 VISTA positions. AmeriCorps VISTA...

VISTA Spotlight: Joy at the Chicago Jobs Council

VISTA Spotlight: Joy at the Chicago Jobs Council

After graduating with a Masters in Sociology from Roosevelt University and while awaiting her matriculation into Loyola University’s School of Social Work, Joy Powell hopped onto her computer in May searching for summer opportunities. “I have the summer,...

Farming in the City: A Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

Farming in the City: A Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

Believe it or not, fall is only a few short days away, and even if we aren’t preparing ourselves for it, nature certainly is. When you have plants growing in the middle of the city, sometimes they can use a little extra help, and that’s where Housing...

Tackling Case Management in Ford Heights

Tackling Case Management in Ford Heights

After earning undergraduate degrees in Social Work from Governors State University this spring, Dionna Gordon and Jocelyn James-Moore immediately put their coursework into practice as AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates at Ford Heights Community Service...