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Please help spread the word on this exciting new initiative.
AmeriCorps*VISTA Launching Entrepreneur Corps
AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is launching an
Entrepreneur Corps, a nation-wide initiative to recruit a corps of 400
social entrepreneurs to spend a year helping nonprofit organizations and
public agencies across the country to start or expand programs that help
low-income individuals and communities attain financial security.
Corps members also will help community organizations generate assets to
sustain themselves by integrating traditional business practices such as
generating diverse revenue streams, technology planning, and endowment
AmeriCorps*VISTA is currently seeking applications to sponsor projects to
help low-income individuals and communities build financial assets.
Building equity and generating savings are critical to helping move people
permanently toward self-sufficiency. AmeriCorps*VISTA has been a leader in
financial asset development innovation by dedicating members to
establishing Individual Development Accounts (IDA), home ownership, and
automobile acquisition programs. There is also an increasing opportunity
to help low-income people become self-sufficient by developing their own
businesses through entrepreneur education and micro-enterprise.
According to Matt Dunne, the Director of AmeriCorps*VISTA: "This corps is
just one step we are taking to ensure that our efforts truly help
individuals and communities lift themselves permanently out of poverty.
Our hope is that institutions of higher education as well as corporations
will support our efforts to recruit individuals interested in finance or
business to help solve some of our country's toughest problems."
Since 1965, AmeriCorps*VISTA has been helping bring communities and
individuals out of poverty. Today, nearly 6,000 AmeriCorps*VISTA members
serve in hundreds of nonprofit organizations and public agencies
throughout the country-working to fight illiteracy, improve health
services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities, or bridge
the digital divide.
For more information about this funding opportunity, visit
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