In 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside partnered with the City of Racine-Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships and the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA) in the development and implementation of this project. The partnership continues strong and is growing. The UW-Parkside VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Project places AmeriCorps VISTA members in Racine and Kenosha area organizations. The program helps to build capacity and sustain collaboration among community nonprofit and government organizations to empower low income individuals and families by addressing economic development, job creation, financial education, and asset building.
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Founded in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) was formed as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs.
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