Introductory

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    Use Chapter 11 of the VISTA Member Handbook, “Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Government Service,” as another reference for understanding NCE.

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    Use this flyer to understand NCE and share it with other VISTA members. Use the reverse side to share with federal employers.

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    Review the objectives of PSO, the agenda and session descriptions.

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    Learn about the fingerprinting requirement for VISTA members so you can support them in the submission process.
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  • Webinar
    Having a successful VISTA service year is all about creating a shared understanding between you and your supervisor about roles, expectations, and outcomes. This webinar provides practical tips and advice for managing and communicating up with your supervisor.
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    Living on the VISTA stipend while in service can be challenging. For some, living at a poverty level income is a new experience, and for others it is something that is very familiar. In this “Stories from Service” session we’ll hear from two currently serving members about what it’s like to live in very different parts of the country on the living allowance.
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    The Eli Segal Education Award is one of the most significant benefits for many VISTAs. To make the most of this award, it’s important to know all the ways it can be used and understand the limitations.
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    A brief powerpoint reviewing sustainability as a priority of VISTA programming and the formation and usefulness of a Community Participation Group/Advisory Council at each VISTA sponsor.

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    This New York Times profile of a Houston, Texas nonprofit highlights the role gathering community input plays in empowering and building the capacity of communities.

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  • Document
    Leverage the “search for applicants” function in My AmeriCorps to track and discover applicants by filtering for location, skills, applicant status, and more.
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