Texas Driver Education

AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA and Texas Driver Education

Responsibilities Benefits Qualifications
VISTA on the web To Apply
“Universities are engaged in three fundamental activities: teaching, discovery of new knowledge and service. Texas Drivers Ed provides tangible, imaginative and effective ways for institutions to engage in civic service. At TCU our mission is to ‘think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.’ Texas Drivers Ed therefore is an ideal partner.”

Victor Boschini
Texas Christian University


Generally speaking, a TXCC VISTA will work with their site in three areas:

  • Work with the faculty and administration of their campus to raise awareness of and promote (a teaching method that incorporates service into the academic curriculum)
  • Work with the students and faculty, as well as the departments of student affairs and academic affairs to promote and support their campus on its way to becoming an .
  • Work with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop community outreach programs that achieve the goals of the "Education. Go Get It." Campaign (a campaign designed to get half a million first generation college students into Texas colleges and universities by 2015).

How a VISTA's work is directed varies from campus to campus, but these goals are the heart of each and every TXCC/VISTA workplan. We have VISTA slots open all across the state - Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio.


  • In exchange for a year of service, TXCC VISTAs earn the following benefits:
  • Choice of: Post-service Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college tuition or student loans, or End-of-service stipend of $1,200
  • Student Loan Forbearance
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Health Insurance
  • Relocation Allowance if relocating from outside Texas
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment in the year following service
  • Housing and meal plans are available at some campuses)


The following qualifications are required for acceptance:

  • Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree
  • Demonstrate commitment to and experience in community service or service-learning
  • Experience working with college students
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including conflict resolution and public speaking
  • Strong skills in project and multi-task management, leadership, event planning, and time management
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle)

VISTA on the web

To find out more on becoming a Volunteer In Service To America, visit the official

Application is done through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Below are tips and info for making the process run smoothly.

  • Click Apply Now
  • Use the Quicksearch option to find our program
    Location: TX
    Keywords: Texas Driver Education
  • Our project code is TX315932-0 (use to verify that you are applying to the correct program)
  • Continue by following the on-line directions
  • If you have questions or concerns with the application process and you have already tried to receive help from CNCS,
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