South Cumberland Plateau New VISTA Program

Sewanee has received the great news that it will be an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) site. Ten VISTA's will be hired to serve within community partners including the Chattanooga Area Food Bank Mobile Food Pantries for Local Schools, Discover Together (a collaboration between Sewanee, Scholastic, and Yale University), Grundy County Health Council, MountainTOP, and the South Cumberland Community Fund. 

VISTAs will commit to a twelve-month term of service, beginning in August 2014 and will focus on addressing poverty alleviation through addressing education, health, and hunger, and much more through their term of service. Each VISTA will be matched with a service site at an off-campus, non-profit partner where they will connect the resources of our campus and the community to further strengthen their work.

Benefits include:

  • 12-Month Training Calendar in Community Organizing
  • $11,136 living stipend
  • Health Coverage
  • $5,550 Segal Education Award or $1,500 Stipend at End of Service
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Child Care Assistance (if eligible)

If you have questions, contact Sewanee professor and director of Community-Engaged Learning Jim Peterman: The formal mechanism to apply will be available soon. 

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