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About National Service
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, the environment, disaster and other unmet human needs. AmeriCorps members serve through thousands of nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. AmeriCorps members’ activities address critical needs in their communities, and take many forms. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters, among other activities. Full-time members who complete their service earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,550 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. Members who serve part-time receive a partial education award. Some AmeriCorps members may receive a modest living allowance during their service.
Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps. Together these programs engage more than 1.5 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year.
AmeriCorps is made up of three programs: AmeriCorps*State and National, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Trahan White
AmeriCorps Program Officer