2016 Annual Report: VISTA
From August 2015 through July 2016, Iowa College Aid placed six AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members throughout the state:
- Southeastern Community College in West Burlington (two at this site)
- Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa
- Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown
- Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs
- Iowa College Aid offices in Des Moines
VISTA members at the community colleges worked on the 3-Step Process with local high schools and retention at those individual colleges. They also cultivated community partnerships, either through existing LCANs (Ottumwa, West Burlington) or through informal networks (Marshalltown). At the Iowa College Aid offices, a VISTA member worked on the Spanish translation of “Your Course to College,” the 3-Step Process, Latino resource asset maps and video interviews.