NJ Statewide Collective Impact VISTA Project
Directed by the Executive Director of NJ Campus Compact and the President of the Bonner Foundation in collaboration with the NJ Office of the Attorney General.
About New Jersey Campus Compact Collective Impact VISTA Project
The New Jersey Campus Compact Collective Impact VISTA Project is a cohort of AmeriCorps VISTA members supporting the anti-poverty work of fourteen large-scale, cross-sector partnerships focused on increasing both educational and economic opportunity, improving access to care, and reducing crime and substance abuse. These efforts are focused in the cities of Asbury Park, Jersey City, Orange, New Brunswick, Trenton and Newark, and Atlantic, Burlington, Cumberland and Passaic Counties. Initiatives range from assisting the collaboratives with city-wide college access and success targets to restructuring how social services are delivered to neighborhoods experiencing high levels of violence and substance misuse, as well as encouraging healthier youth nutritional habits. Collaboratives in this VISTA project operate on a city-wide level with local and state government agencies, neighboring higher education institutions, nonprofits and community based organizations.
Sponsored by the Corporation for National Community Service and managed by New Jersey Campus Compact, successful VISTA candidates will focus on 1 of the 14 projects below. Applications for the 2017-18 cohort can be found on my.americorps.gov as well as in the descriptions below. More information can be found on our Facebook and Twitter. Questions can be directed to our current VISTA Leaders, Akelah Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Justin Lesko (email@example.com), or via the Bonner Foundation office (609) 924-6663.