Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Our AmeriCorps members serve for a year or more in Montana communities, addressing issues of poverty, advancing educational equity, increasing college attainment, supporting veterans, and improving the resiliency of nonprofits. MTCC operates two distinct AmeriCorps programs:
- Members of both programs are part of the MTCC AmeriCorps Cohort (approximately 100 full-time and part-time members each year);
- Members of both programs engage in service that alleviates poverty and increases access to education;
- Members of both programs attend joint in-person trainings and participate in National Days of Service.
While both AmeriCorps Leaders and AmeriCorps VISTAs share common goals and similar missions, there are distinctive differences between the programs. The table below clarifies these.