AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our Nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, hard work, and innovative solutions, VISTA members build capacity by creating or expanding programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula (BGCVP) has provided development opportunities to youth living on the Peninsula since 1946. Initially known as the Boys Club of Newport News and serving 250 boys, within the last seven decades BGCVP has grown at an amazing rate, serving nearly 6,000 unduplicated boys and girls in the cities of Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg and in the counties of York, Gloucester and Mathews since 2015. BGCVP provides youth development opportunities during the afterschool hours, spring break and summer recess with a focus on five core areas: Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, Sports, Recreation & Fitness, and the Arts. By focusing on these five core areas, BGCVP are providing youth with a firm foundation to succeed in every area of their lives. BGCVP’s purpose is captured in its mission, which is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.