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DPI VISTA Project Description

Rosie Pose

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) project seeks to build capacity through the Cooperative Education Service Agencies (CESAs) to better serve homeless students in Wisconsin. Students who experience homelessness struggle academically more than their housed peers who are also economically disadvantaged. VISTAs work on building awareness of homelessness and coordinate with local service providers and public schools. VISTAs share best practices and help expand current efforts. Members conduct asset mapping of the CESA region and disseminate resources to school districts. Our VISTA members focus on academic achievement programs for students experiencing homelessness and have begun mentoring partnership programs.

 

For questions about this information, contact Kristine Nadolski (608) 267-7290