South Cumberland Plateau VISTAs Project

South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project

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Positions open starting in February 2019. Find more information below:

AmeriCorps VISTA EMS Systems and Networks Coordinator

Attendance and Family Engagement Coordinator

Hunger Relief and Literacy Coordinator 

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

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  • AmeriCorps VISTA is a one year long service program dedicated to poverty alleviation that takes place in communities across the United States. 
  • The South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project is a collaborative partnership between the University of the South, the South Cumberland Community Fund, and the project’s community partners. The focus of the project is to help grow and strengthen communities through programs focused around; Education, Economic Development, and Health



Program Objectives

  • Develop capacity and overall effectiveness of the projects partner sites.

  • Develop and implement useful resources and programs that benefit community members and residents throughout the project service area.

  • Strengthen community connections between the VISTA project members and area residents through program outreach and implementation.

  • Provide VISTA members with the opportunity for both professional and personal growth through community outreach, workshops, conferences.



The Plateau Community welcomed its first group of eight VISTA members in August of 2014. Now, the program hosts 17 VISTA members who serve with eleven partner organizations throughout the South Cumberland Plateau. 

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 “I feel such a connectedness working within the community of Sewanee and surrounding areas through the VISTA program. Helping others see their own strengths, to sharing my creative side when called upon, day in and day out I feel a true sense of fulfillment and contentment. The Mountain is rich in culture and community; I feel lucky to be a part of it!”

        -- Kacee Carter: University of the South Farm