Monday, October 3, 2016

AmeriCorps – Making a Positive Change in Your Community

AmeriCorps is a program in which participants serve in communities across the U.S and is often considered the “domestic Peace Corps”. Each year, 75,000 members complete assignments in education, environmental protection, economic opportunity, health care, public safety, and disaster services at public agencies, schools, nonprofits, community- and faith-based organizations. Since the establishment of AmeriCorps in 1994, about 900,000 members have participated in the program.

The skills developed by AmeriCorps members are important to employers across all sectors of the economy. Acquiring training and work experience in an area of expertise, developing a deep understanding of how to address social challenges, and enhancing leadership and problem solving skills, prepare AmeriCorps graduates for today’s global job market.

Members are eligible for tuition funding or service scholarships offered by more than 150 colleges and universities in the U.S. Another advantage of the program for AmeriCorps VISTA alumni is that they are provided one year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government jobs.

To learn more about AmeriCorps opportunities in your community, click on Join AmeriCorps.

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