South Carolina Campus Compact sponsors AmeriCorps VISTAs on member campuses throughout the Palmetto State. SCCC VISTAs respond to the needs in the community surrounding the college or university they serve and mobilize student volunteers to make an impact both on campus and the community.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. Since 1997, Campus Compact VISTA programs have grown to more than 400 VISTA members working on campuses and in communities across 34 state Campus Compact programs.
Campus Compact VISTA programs join the mission of Campus Compact and AmeriCorps VISTA through projects that build campus-community partnerships to fight poverty. Through the Campus Compact VISTA program, we alleviate poverty by strengthening communities and developing leaders.