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Internal Up2Us Sports VISTA Application 2017
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Up2Us Sports Internal VISTA Projects


Thank you for your interest in hosting a VISTA at Up2Us Sports. We have a history of amazing, productive and well-supported VISTA members and look forward in keeping that trend going!
This internal application ensures that our Up2Us Sports hosted VISTA members are put into positions of greatest organizational need, are well-supported in their projects and that we stay compliant with our CNCS reporting requirements.


Please read the information below carefully and fill out the short form that follows. Questions? Contact Isabel and/or Candace - we're here to help!

Up2Us Sports VISTA Program Overview

The goal of the Up2Us Sports VISTA program is to build the capacity of Up2Us Sports member organizations who run high-quality sports-based youth development programming in under-served communities. Up2Us Sports has placed more than 160 VISTAs at over 40 Up2Us Sports member organizations over the past four years. Each VISTA member makes a full-time volunteer commitment to work for one year building organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of Up2Us Sports member organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.


More information about the Americorps VISTA program can be found here

What Are Capacity Building Projects? 

Examples of VISTA capacity-building projects are:
  • Developing or expanding a volunteer recruitment and/or management platform
  • Developing a marketing program and doing media and social media outreach
  • Prospecting potential donors, creating grants calendars, and writing grants
  • Developing special event fundraisers and cultivation events
Examples of projects that are NOT acceptable for VISTAs are:
  • Direct service with program youth such as coaching, teaching, mentoring, etc.
  • Clerical-only work such as filing, answering phones, etc.
  • Advocacy, lobbying, or any work which attempts to influence legislation
  • Supervising other AmeriCorps Members in any capacity- including AmeriCorps CAA members


  • Applications due: Close of business, Feb. 24, 2017
  • Notice of Award for accepted applications: March 15, 2017 
  • Performance measures orientation: Immediately following Notice of Award
  • Accepted host site recruitment orientation and search: June 2017
  • VISTA member start date: August 2017 or November 2017 (one year term)

Please answer the following questions:

The more detail you can provide, the stronger your project!

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