AmeriCorps at Focus: HOPE

Who We Are 

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters and more. 

What We Do 

Currently, Focus: HOPE hosts 10 year long VISTAs, 12 VISTAs for its Summer Associate program and a Public Ally through Public Allies of Metro Detroit.

About AmeriCorps


AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for one-year terms. 


Leaders work to expand and build the capacity of individual AmeriCorps VISTA members and their service sites. AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders have previously served a full term of full-time service with any AmeriCorps program or with Peace Corps and have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service. 


The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing AmeriCorps VISTA project for 8, 9, or 10 weeks during the summer. 

Since 1965, over 220,000 VISTA members have served with the mission to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty. VISTA serves in each of the 50 U.S. States and in all U.S. Territories. VISTA members go where they are needed and make a difference through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. 

About Focus: HOPE

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Contact Us!

Contact the Focus: HOPE AmeriCorp team to learn more. Check out the full contact list below!

Helpful Vista Resources

Important Dates

  • TBA

Important Documents

External Resources

Become a VISTA a Focus: HOPE

Generation of Promise Program Coordinator

The Generation of Promise Program Coordinator  will support the work of the Generation of Promise program (GoP). GoP is a ten-month experiential social justice educational program offered to high school juniors in Detroit and the metropolitan region.

Hope Village Communications and Outreach Associate

Hope Village Communications and Outreach Associate Grow the reach and engagement of HOPE Village Revitalization’s web and social media pages through developing dynamic content.

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will: develop a social media and marketing strategy to recruit and encourage volunteer activity; provide support to volunteers assisting in the Food for Seniors program and more.

Workforce Processes Assistant

The WDE Processes Assistant will review and develop a more streamlined process within the assessment phase of the enrollment process. In this phase they will also work closely with the WDE Specialists Team to understand roadblocks and discuss potential solutions.

Contact the AmeriCorps Team!

Khristi Miller

Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager

Amber Kainz

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Administrator Volunteer & Community Outreach

Britney Underwood

VISTA Leader & Engagement Coordinator Volunteer & Community Outreach