Letter from the Director of AmeriCorps VISTA

Dear VISTA Supervisor:

AmeriCorps VISTA is committed to providing ladders of economic opportunity for more Americans to escape the grip of poverty. I, and many before me, have been inspired by the sacrifice and spirit of service and idealism common to VISTAs and the organizations that sponsor them.

As a VISTA supervisor, your role is critical to the success of our program. This manual, combined with the initial VISTA supervisors’ training, aims to provide you with a solid understanding of your important role and of how you can help enhance the service of the VISTAs assigned to your project. My hope is that you will use the manual as a reference document and, as warranted, you will contact your local CNCS State Office to discuss issues and share successes.

On behalf of our VISTA family, thank you for the important role you play in bringing the vision of VISTA into reality.

Best wishes,

Eileen Conoboy
Acting Director, AmeriCorps VISTA