AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps

The College Health Corps program was started in 2009 by Minnesota Campus Compact and the Corporation for National and Community Service (Minnesota State Office) to address the health disparities that are prevalent in the state.  The program places AmeriCorps VISTA members at various sites throughout the state to address local barriers for low-income people involving access to healthcare, prevention services and health education. Because it is a program of Minnesota Campus Compact, the College Health Corps has a unique strategy of leveraging assets through partnerships between community-based entities and our member higher education institutions.
The College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA program advances health equity and improves low-income Minnesotans’ health through partnerships between higher education and communities.

Meet our 2018-2019 VISTA.

Crystal Yearous

Southwest Minnesota State University, MarshallCrystal Yearous, VISTA, SMSU

Hometown:  Marshall, Minnesota
Education:  B.A. in Psychology
An experience in my life that has shaped my decision to spend a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA:  Poverty and hunger during childhood
Three words that best describe me:  Initiative, inventive, imaginative
One thing I can’t live without:  Coffee
Something I like to do for fun:  Crochet baby blankets
Read more about Crystal here.

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Thank you to our 2018-19 VISTA sponsors.