AmeriCorps members dedicate a year of their lives to intensive community service. AmeriCorps members serve at nonprofits, schools, faith-based and other community-based organizations and can serve in full-time or part-time roles. During their year of service, AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and may also receive health benefits, training, and student loan deferment. Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps members receive a college scholarship to help pay for college costs or student loans.
AmeriCorps is also a valuable pipeline to careers in education, nonprofit, and public service.
AmeriCorps is an Opportunity
You can help make the world a better place by building relationships with students and families to encourage school engagement and promote academic success
AmeriCorps is an Experience
You will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibilities, and other essential tasks that will help you for the rest of your life.
AmeriCorps Offers Tangible Benefits
Most AmeriCorps members receive student loan deferment, training, a living allowance, and health insurance. After you complete your term of service, you will also receive a Segal Americorps Education Award to help pay for college graduate school, vocational training, or to repay student loans.
AmeriCorps members must be at least 17 years of age, must be a U.S. citizen, must have a high school diploma (or be willing to work toward one), and be able to commit to at least one year of service. If you are accepted, you will need to provide a birth certificate or other information documenting your age and citizenship. AmeriCorps members serving vulnerable populations such as youth or seniors must be able to pass local, state, and national background checks.
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