Eco3 AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Work with local organizations on important community issues and take home an education award at the end of your year of service!

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AmeriCorps VISTA members serve for a year building the capacity of local non-profit organizations and public agencies in the Northland with the ultimate goal of eradicating poverty. The Eco3 VISTA Corps focuses on addressing poverty holistically from various angles such as food access and systems, government policy, community development, education, health equity, creative place making, climate adaptation, energy justice and more.

Eco3 VISTA members work with organizations that are deeply embedded in community to help develop equitable, resilient and sustainable solutions to community challenges through leveraging resources, building partnerships, expanding reach and improving organizational efficiency.

While serving their communities, Eco3 VISTA members also gain valuable experience and access to professional development opportunities, become a part of a passionate and service-oriented cohort, and upon completion of service, take home an education award or cash stipend. 

Make an impact in your community by serving with Ecolibrium3's AmeriCorps VISTA cohort!

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VISTA Members End Year of Service

Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA members dedicate a year of service to help eradicate poverty by building the capacity of the organizations they serve. Two amazing VISTAs are wrapping up their service this month: Jared and Sophie. We are so grateful to them for their commitment to service!

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Passion Guides VISTA Projects

Eco3 VISTAs are placed at positions that best suit their skills and experience. During their service, many VISTA members also take time to work on a passion project of their choice. This month, three of our current VISTAs took time to share their passion projects with us.

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From VISTA to Vocation

The AmeriCorps VISTA program is designed to benefit communities; it also helps VISTA members get experience and make connections. Over the past year, we’ve been catching up with former Eco3 VISTAs. See what they’ve been up to since their year of service!

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Our AmeriCorps members build capacity all around Duluth. We have worked with some of the community's most loved organizations:

Implementing the framework to advance sustainability and more equitably serve Duluth residents and neighborhoods with the City of Duluth Community Sustainability Team.

Increasing ecological justice through food access and enhancing environmental programming with Community Action Duluth.

Creating a healthy and sustainable community through the arts with the Duluth Art Institute.

Creating programming focused on the needs of at-risk children with the Duluth Children’s Museum.

Ensuring that everyone, regardless of income, has the ability to grow food and access food resources with the Duluth Community Garden Program.

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Increasing the disaster resilience of the community, especially organizations serving community members who potentially face the most harm from disasters with the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

Strengthening family unity, supporting reentry, and facilitating community engagement with Family Rise Together.

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Creating innovative food systems solutions that support food sovereignty with the Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa.

Designing public health programs that raise the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native peoples with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health – Great Lakes Hub.

Increasing health and social connectedness among young families with the Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative.

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Building programs to celebrate youth and support their families through one-on-one mentorship and community engagement with Mentor North.

Leveraging partnerships to enhance coordination and support of community health promotion efforts and reducing mortality from the opioid crisis with the St. Louis County Health Department.

Uniting groups and individuals working on food systems and low income housing in Northeastern Minnesota to identify models that alleviate hunger with locally sourced foods and create affordable housing solutions with the University of Minnesota Extension.

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Expanding access to fresh and healthy food, transportation, and cultural and artistic opportunities for historically underrepresented communities with the Zeitgeist Center for Arts and Community.

Promoting wellness and independence for low-income older adults allowing them to age well at home. Providing services and supports that allow seniors to live how they choose.

Building opportunities for Indigenous people that are rooted in a vision of health and vibrancy while also honoring the resiliency of the community. 

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Serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness by providing shelter, food, housing assistance and other services, as well as access to the basic essentials for human dignity.

Impacting the lives of community members through the arts, leadership training, and educating low-income residents and residents of color to create healthy, active, sustainable neighborhoods and lives.