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VISTA EPISD-Community Schools

Who We Are

We are a partnership between El Paso ISD and AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America. The goal of the VISTA El Paso ISD Community Schools program is to help Hart Elementary, Zavala Elementary, Guillen Middle School, and Bowie High School become high functioning. The schools are located in the Segundo Barrio and Chamizal neighborhoods which have some of the highest poverty rates in the city. Community Schools are high-quality neighborhood schools that do what ever it takes to make sure that every child and family receives a great education and has access to social services and resources. 

What We Do

The VISTA-El Paso ISD Community Schools program helps identify the challenges each campus faces and helps build strategies that are tailored to fit each communities individual, unique needs. We try to create partnerships and programs between the schools and nonprofit organizations around the El Paso areas so the programscan be readily available to individuals within the school and surrounding community. We focus on after school programs, adult education programs and, health and wellness.