Host Site Application Process

The 2017-2018 Lake Effect Leaders Concept Application to host an AmeriCorps VISTA member is currently available at the following link:

Request a Word Document Guide and In-Kind Budget from Erin O'Day-Frye.

Applications are due November 21, 2016

AmeriCorps VISTA projects work to eliminate poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. VISTA projects will focus on one of the following areas: economic development, education, healthy futures or veterans and military families. 

Project Director, Erin O’Day-Frye is available to answer any questions/concerns or brainstorm potential projects. She can be reached at or 814-332-5318.

Funded organizations will be notified in early March 2017.

November 21, 2016: Host site applications are due

Early March: Host sites are selected and approved by The Corporation for National and Community Service

March-May: VISTA members are recruited, interviewed, and selected

Late July-Early August: VISTA members begin their term of service