On this campus, we talk a lot about making a difference.
We talk about making a difference in our university, Chapel Hill, our hometowns, our state, our nation and our world.
Yet the University does not frequently promote the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program.
The VISTA program is the domestic analog to the Peace Corps program, which UNC widely promotes. The VISTA program allows U.S. citizens to volunteer in the U.S. for 12 months on a stipend paid by the federal government.
The program promises to make a difference here at home by connecting VISTA members or leaders with local nonprofit organizations in towns and cities in the U.S.