We’re honored that Arizona Serve has decided to invest in the complete AmeriCorps Impact Suite for its many national service programs — both AmeriCorps*State/National and AmeriCorps*VISTA.
Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty.
The organization’s roots date to 2006, when several Yavapai County agencies saw a gap in services. The agencies worked together to bring a small team of AmeriCorps VISTA members to fight poverty in the region. Several members chose to stay after their service year to develop the Yavapai County VISTA Project. In 2009, the project became Serve Yavapai and a program of Prescott College, increasing in scope and size to 25 VISTA members.
During 2013, the project expanded to Pima County as well, transforming into Arizona Serve. The organization was awarded its first AmeriCorps State and National grant in 2015, which broadened the part- and full-time direct service opportunities available for projects targeting healthy futures, education, and economic opportunities. Additionally, in 2015, Arizona Serve established a partnership with the Tucson Mayor’s office in order to implement the Tucson Community Schools Initiative. This initiative places members in three school districts to improve high school graduation rates and connect students to college and career opportunities.
Today, the organization has more than 200 national service members and is one of the largest and highest-performing national efforts in the state.