Join Our Team as an AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions.

At NEHDA, we have partnered with two community enhancing initiatives to create opportunities for individuals to join our team by making the commitment to serve one year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

Neighborhood Preservation Coalition

The Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State (NPCNYS) is a statewide membership organization of community-based, not-for-profit housing companies and other parties committed to revitalizing New York State’s neighborhoods.

VISTA members will enhance regional collaboration among NPCs by developing and implementing outreach campaigns, writing grant proposals, and organizing community meetings and events. NPCNYS strongly encourages anyone with an interest in affordable housing, community economic development, and public health to apply!

Community Prosperity Initiative

The Community Prosperity Initiative (CPI) was created by CenterState CEO’s Economic Inclusion team in partnership with key Syracuse community development organizations to develop the capacity of local nonprofits while working together to build a strong and resilient city. 

The NEHDA VISTA will assist in fostering a stronger business and entrepreneurial environment by: 1. Creating systems to assist business owners, property owners, and potential entrepreneurs to invest in their properties, plans, and ideas; 2. Conducting property assessments in critical commercial corridors; 3. Building capacity in the existing neighborhood business association. VISTAs will also engage the other partner sites and assist in building processes to harness opportunities for collaboration.