See National and Community Service.
Federal program that provides funds to pay "volunteers" for community-based work.
AmeriCorps is a network of volunteer and community service programs throughout the United States which works to meet needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. Members of AmeriCorps gain valuable work experience and, after completing a term of service, are eligible for education awards to attend college or pay back student loans.
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations.
a federally funded program that offers money for college in exchange for jobs serving the community
A group of national service programs that provides volunteers and grant funding to nonprofits, public agencies and faith-based organizations in the areas of education, public safety, health, and the environment. To learn more, go to http://www.americorps.org.
A network of national service programs that engage members and community volunteers in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. Programs rely on a multigenerational corps of AmeriCorps Members who receive a living allowance and commit to one year of service in exchange for an education award and health insurance benefits.
A federal program that helps support volunteer activities by Americans.
A national service program that allows people of all ages and backgrounds to spend a year in full-time or part-time service to a community program and earn an education voucher. More than 25,000 AmeriCorps members serve in over 430 programs. AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National Service and by State Commissions.
AmeriCorps is part of the National Service Initiative signed into law September 1993 to create a domestic Peace Corps to help meet critical national needs in education, public safety, and human and environmental needs. Volunteers, who may serve for one or two years, receive an annual $7,500 living allowance, health care and education awards of $4,500 a year. Neighborhood Reinvestment participates through its CommunityCorps program.
National service program that engages thousands of Americans, age 17 and over, in community service and provides education awards and a small living allowance in exchange for that service. Americorps website: www.americorps.org.
The national service program made possible by the National and Community Service Act of 1993. The legislation requires that programs fall into four broad areas -- human needs, education, environment, and public safety. Grants are made to non-profit organizations; local, state and federal agencies; Indian tribes; institutions of higher education; local school and police districts.