Now Recruiting for AmeriCorp VISTA Members

Do you want to:

  • Make a difference in Detroit?
  • Volunteer with Focus: HOPE, a nonprofit civil and human rights organization?
  • Gain professional experience and build your resume?

Apply for a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA by April 16 for service year July 2017 - June 2018 


Positions Available 

HOPE Village CDF Freedom Schools

HOPE Village Initiative Neighborhood Network

HOPE Village Sustainability & Community Development

Workforce Development & Education

Communications & Social Media

Grants & Resource Development

VISTA Leader & HOPE Village Initative Operations 

VISTA Summer Associate Position - Volunteer with HOPE Village CDF Freedom School - 8 positions available

VISTA Members receive

  • A modest living allowance of $11,880/year ($457 biweekly before taxes)
  • An education award of $5,815 for educational expenses or $1500 cash stipend at the end of service
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Professional development training
  • Non-competitive eligibility (NCE), making it easier for federal agencies to hire you after service
  • Child care benefits
  • And more – visit

Contact Julie Phenis at or 313-494-4196 for more information 

Join our Focus: HOPE team

Join our FH team