The City of Gary has been partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service since 2015 to host AmeriCorps VISTA members in various city departments, including the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, Planning and Redevelopment, Green Urbanism, and more.

The Gary for Change VISTA program aims to remove blight and eradicate poverty in Gary. Previous VISTAs have implemented projects including a Gary Preservation Tour, an All Things Art program, a Carry In Carry Out Beach Cleanup program. The Gary VISTAs develop skills in communication, grant writing, project design, and more.


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