AmeriCorps VISTA Monthly Updates


AmeriCorps VISTA
Oct. 18, 2023

AmeriCorps VISTA Monthly Updates

VISTA Progress Report Supplement 

Each October, we ask you to complete the AmeriCorps VISTA progress report supplement with your project’s key accomplishments from the past fiscal year. The information you provide allows us to share how AmeriCorps resources yield impressive results across the country. 

This is a required report if you had an active memorandum of agreement and AmeriCorps members serving in the VISTA program between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sep. 30, 2023. Review the instructions and complete the report in eGrants by Monday, Nov. 13.   

For more information about how to successfully complete the report, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Campus for the on-demand module called “VISTA Sponsor Reporting Requirements" and select "The VISTA Progress Report Supplement.” You will need to login to the VISTA Campus in order to access the module. 

Please mark your calendars with these key dates and help us tell the AmeriCorps VISTA story by completing this report. By sharing the results, we can all demonstrate how vital AmeriCorps is to your organizations and to the communities you serve.  

Introducing AmeriCorps 2023 State of the Evidence Report

Earlier this year, AmeriCorps began a systematic review of our impact on the nation. AmeriCorps turns 30 this year, and our members, volunteers, grantees, and sponsors have leveraged service for the betterment of our communities. Even when the focus of your work is on serving one meal, delivering one shot, or conserving one space, your acts of service contribute to our larger mission. The state of the evidence report takes stock of our shared impact by compiling data on where we have been and using that to determine AmeriCorps potential for the next thirty years.

We invite you to read the AmeriCorps 2023 state of the evidence report. The report highlights the impact of our collective work and showcases the transformative power AmeriCorps has on so many lives.

You can learn how participants and alumni are impacted by their service, how our partner organizations benefit from AmeriCorps programs, the positive impact on communities our programs have, and evidence on volunteering and civic engagement across the United States.

You also can use the report’s appendix A as a resource to dive into research, national service program evaluations, agency research, academic and scholarly articles, and grantee model or intervention evaluations. The tables in the appendix highlight our framework with reports tagged specifically with key topics of interest.

AmeriCorps will be using this report to identify gaps and think through new evidence building strategies, identify new efforts and opportunities, re-examine and update our AmeriCorps 2022-2026 learning agenda, as well as use this report to continue to inform agency learning and continuous quality improvement. 

This report covers the evidence built from July 2017 to December 2022. The previous 2017 state of the evidence report covers from 2013 to 2017. The office of research and evaluation is committed to continuing the assessment of our evidence base and will be providing future State of the Evidence Reports on a bi-annual cadence. 

We welcome your feedback and thoughts on the state of the evidence at Happy reading! 

Quarterly Sponsor Call

Please join us for the next sponsor call on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. ET.  AmeriCorps staff will share IT modernization updates, VISTA progress report supplement guidance, and more.

The webinar ID and passcode:  
Webinar ID: 161 025 4452  
Passcode: 614205  

Member Service Gear 

As a reminder, all new AmeriCorps members serving in the VISTA program should receive an invitation to order their AmeriCorps gear no later than two weeks after each member orientation. Members need to access their account within 30 days and are eligible to receive a polo shirt, t-shirt, water bottle, journal, and lapel pin.   

If members cannot find their invitations or need more assistance with ordering their gear, contact  

Order Your Recruitment Kit


Recruitment promotional items are now available to support your recruitment and outreach efforts. To place an order: 

  1. Create an account on the AmeriCorps promotional items website
  2. Use Item Name or SKU Number to easily search for each item:
  3. After filling your basket, click “Check Out.”
  4. Enter your shipping address. No PO Boxes will be accepted.
  5. Click “Continue to Review.”
  6. In the Order Justification box, please include the following: Name of your organization + SPONKITFY23.