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Central Florida Robotics is proud to work with the FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA Program in Central Florida. FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members work in low-income and low-resource communities to facilitate access to FIRST STEM programs.

The VISTA program at FIRST strives to match an AmeriCorps VISTA to our field structure in support of teams within under-served communities. The FIRST AmeriCorps VISTA mission is to expand the vision of FIRST by working in areas that have been deemed under-served: lower socio-economic communities, rural areas, and areas that have little to no support or resources to be able to easily access STEM initiatives. Our VISTAs work in a full-time capacity with Central Florida Robotics, closely supporting teams broadly while also working to build the capacity of FIRST by focusing on impacting under-served and underrepresented populations. Our VISTAs are working on:

  • Raising awareness of FIRST

  • Recruiting Mentors/Coaches/Volunteers

  • Supporting Mentors/Coaches/Volunteers

  • Recruiting students to FIRST Teams

  • Raising funds for FIRST Teams/Programs

  • Providing capacity-building services to organizations that serve underserved communities

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