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Organization

City of New Orleans AmeriCorps VISTA Program - Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Contact Information

1300 Perdido St
New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 658-4900

Focus Areas

  • Disaster
  • Economic Security
  • Education & Youth
  • Environment
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Homelessness & Housing
  • Legal Assistance
  • Public Safety

The CNO AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, led by the City of New Orleans Mayor's Office, is a federal grant program that tackles the nation's most pressing challenges by connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering. The program supports City Hall operations by expanding the capacity of departments to provide better services for underserved and disproportionately impacted communities. National service is a value of the Cantrell administration, demonstrating that by coming together and cultivating a commitment to compassion and community empowerment, AmeriCorps members can “get things done.” Read More

  • About Us
    CNO VISTA members serve at various departments to address critical city issues by engaging in capacity building work. Capacity building refers to tasks and activities that expand the scale, reach, efficiency, or effectiveness of programs and organizations. Member activities can include building the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of departments, program development and delivery, research and data evaluation, community engagement and outreach, and partnership expansion and development. VISTA members do not engage in direct service, like tutoring or building houses.
  • Our Impact
    The AmeriCorps VISTA members address critical city issues and deliver solutions, adapting to new needs caused by the pandemic. The expansion of our program will help the City strengthen existing services and provide new ones. The program currently has 10 VISTA members across 9 City departments and City Council District C, who assist in mobilizing community resources and increasing capacity of each department to manage effective and sustainable projects addressing anti-poverty measures.

Positions at City of New Orleans AmeriCorps VISTA Program - Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell