Professor Pistone's VIISTA fits each of OpenIDEO's stated values. Immigrants, among the world's most vulnerable population, are at its center. Through on-line legal education, VIISTA brings together people of conscience who are deeply disturbed by the denial of their fundamental human rights. It provides opportunity to acquire and put into practice specific skills that can make a difference in the life chances of this marginalized population. VIISTA interrupts the increasing hopelessness by offering a genuine opportunity to be part of the solution.