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. MTCC National Service members serve for a year or more in Montana communities, meeting community needs and advancing educational equity across the state. Our members work towards increasing access to college, strengthening communities through service, and meeting the needs of Montana veterans. The MTCC National Service Program consists of two types of service programs:
An AmeriCorps State program and an AmeriCorps VISTA program.
- Both programs are part of the MTCC National Service Cohort;
- Both programs work to alleviate poverty and improve communities through higher education
- All MTCC Service Members members attend in-person trainings together a few times a year, participate in National Days of Service together, and share a common mission of improving community life and educational access in Montana.
While both AmeriCorps State and VISTA members share a common goal and mission, there are a few differences in the way their service year looks. Below are the similarities and differences between AmeriCorps State Service and AmeriCorps VISTA Service: