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AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
AmeriCorps members serve with more than 2,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, more than 400,000 men and women have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation through their AmeriCorps service.
AmeriCorps opens the door for citizens to serve in a variety of ways. Through their service and the volunteers they mobilize, AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities throughout America, including:
Tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged youth
Improving health services
Building affordable housing
Teaching computer skills
Cleaning parks and streams
Managing or operating after-school programs
Helping communities respond to disasters
Building organizational capacity
Full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.
Our policy is to provide equal opportunity for all. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment or service because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or any other improper criterion. Such discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.