The Gateway to Your Career
What We Are
The Siena College AmeriCorps*VISTA Fellows was established within the Office of Academic Community Engagement at Siena College in 2008. It is a full-time, one-year, postgraduate service opportunity for individuals who want to make a positive impact on community development and social justice efforts through anti-poverty, capacity-building work. Since 2008, we have grown into a nationally recognized model for high-impact AmeriCorps*VISTA programs.
Who We Are
Currently, we are a team of 32. Learn more about us on our team page!
- 1 ACE Staff Coordinator
- 2 VISTA Leaders (second year VISTA members who serve as a coach and mentor).
- 29 VISTA Fellows
Where We Are
Our VISTA Fellows are matched with one of our 30+ nonprofit community partners located in mainly Albany and Troy. We also maintain national partnerships with the Bonner Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
How We Support Our VISTA Fellows
Our program provides high-impact professional development training that focuses on the enhancement of your personal and professional life. Trainings can include:
- Grant writing
- Community organizing
- Board mobilization
- Volunteer recruitment, training, and retention
- Marketing and public relations
- Public speaking
- Business etiquette