VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a part of AmeriCorps within the Corporation for National and Community Service. The goal of VISTA is to alleviate poverty throughout the mobilization of volunteers and resources. The VISTA is a 3-year program and each year a VISTA commits to 1 year or more if they choose. Our current VISTA for the 2018- 2019 year is Ashley Bliss originally from Neptune NJ. Ashley is a 2018 graduate from Albright College holding her degree in Political Science and International Relations. At Saint Joseph’s University, our VISTA is a part of the CCNYPA cohort of VISTAs, these VISTAs serve as at Colleges and Universities throughout New York and Pennsylvania to create campus-partnerships allowing Higher Education Institution to have an active role in their community.