Higher Achievement is currently hiring AmeriCorps VISTA positions!


About Higher Achievement: Higher Achievement’s rigorous afterschool and summer academic program closes the opportunity gap for middle school youth in at-risk communities. The program’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. On average, 95 percent of scholars who complete Higher Achievement advance to top academic high school programs and 93 percent advance to college. Higher Achievement was founded in Washington, DC in 1975 and currently operates achievement centers in Washington, DC; Alexandria, VA; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; and Pittsburgh, PA. 

Benefits: Living stipend of $15,840, $5,645 education award, loan deferment, health benefits, child care, non-competitive eligibility status for federal jobs for a year after completion of service, travel benefits, public assistance qualification.


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office, basic knowledge of social media
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteering or service
  • Skills specific to VISTA projects