AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members focus on capacity building activities to strengthen community agencies throughout the country working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities, improve educational outcomes and more. AmeriCorps VISTA is a year-long, full time national service commitment. The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a statewide unifying association formed in 2004 to advance the common interests of more than 20,000 nonprofits in Arizona. The Alliance’s mission is to serve, support, protect, and promote the nonprofit sector within Arizona. Through a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Alliance has the opportunity to partner with local organizations throughout the state to coordinate AmeriCorps*VISTA projects.