In the spring of 2012, Bridgewater College was awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA grant, which provided the College with three Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) staff members. The goal of AmeriCorps VISTA is fight national poverty.
Bridgewater College’s AmeriCorps VISTA project is the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Project, in which the College is partnering with four area non-profits:
- Our Community Place
- Precious Gems Academy
- New Community Project.
Find out more about AmeriCorps VISTA.
How will the project impact the campus?
- Provide more community-centered service-learning courses
- Increase interaction of students and community members across cultures
- Allow students to apply course-based knowledge in “real world” situations
How will the project impact the community?
- Identify and focus community resources on issues within the community
- Build capacity of community agencies to address community issues
- Celebrate the diversity and community resources
- Increase cohesion within the community