This paper explores how a national service program, the Mid-South VISTA Project (MSVP), impacts community partner organizations through capacity building activities. MSVP is housed at Mid-South University and extends the community-engaged activities of campus units and while building capacity at partner organizations. The project considers dimensions of nonprofit capacity building, navigating the community-campus partnership process, and the legacy of the VISTA program. The data presented here are part of a larger case study of how programs housed at MSU’s community engagement center impact community partner organizations. Findings from interviews with fifteen VISTA supervisors guide the development of an evaluation plan that uses logic model domains to center mission alignment and reciprocity as outcomes of the partnership process.
Martin, Laura E.
"Building Capacity to Alleviate Poverty through National Service: An Evaluation Plan Guided by Community Partner Perspectives,"
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