CSU STEM VISTA Program
With 23 campuses spread across nearly every region of the state, the CSU plays a vital role in providing hands on education to California’s future workforce. Higher education is the antidote to poverty, crime, violence. An investment in higher education is an investment in the fabric of California.”
In July 2014, the CSU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) launched the first systemwide AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, CSU STEM VISTA: Building Institutional Capacity for a Stronger Baccalaureate.
Fifteen outstanding individuals currently serve in CSU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments, colleges or academically-based institutes to increase student success at the college and K-12 level, particularly among traditionally underrepresented students.
CSU STEM VISTA members have a variety of roles: addressing issues of poverty, empowering communities, building organizational capacity, and developing sustainable solutions. See VISTA blog.