What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.

More than 75,000 Americans across the country participate in AmeriCorps each year. All of them are tackle different community needs in different ways.

Here are just a few examples:

  1. AmeriCorps members help communities recover from the damage caused by natural and other disasters.
  2. AmeriCorps members build affordable housing units for families to increase economic opportunity for those living in poverty.
  3. AmeriCorps members facilitate mentorship programs to connect students with community members who can help with academic performance and college preparation.
  4. AmeriCorps members remove trash and other man-made debris from local ponds to promote environmental sustainability.
  5. AmeriCorps members encourage community members to donate fresh produce to local schools to promote healthy futures and reduce childhood obesity.
  6. AmeriCorps members assist veterans and military families in filing for benefits claims, so they get access to the resources they need.

Read more about AmeriCorps here.